Word family noun clarity clearance clearing clarification clearness adjective clearunclear verb clear clarify adverb clear clearly
From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
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clearanceclear‧ance /ˈklɪərəns $ ˈklɪr-/ ●○○ noun 1 [countable, uncountable]LET/ALLOW the process of getting official permission or approval for something She’ll race if she gets medical clearance from her doctor. Morris did not have a security clearance.2 [countable, uncountable] official permission for a plane to take off or landclearance for The pilot requested clearance for an emergency landing.3 [countable, uncountable]REMOVE the removal of unwanted things from a place the clearance of minefieldssnow/land/slum etc clearance flooding caused by forest clearance4 [countable, uncountable]SPACE/GAP the amount of space around one object that is needed for it to avoid touching another object There was less than a foot’s clearance between the ship’s sides and the wharf.5 [countable, uncountable]BFB a process by which a cheque goes from one bank to another6 [countable] an occasion when a player in a game such as football kicks the ball away from his or her goal
Examples from the Corpus
clearanceThe third came from another defensive clearance which found Connolly in his own half inside the centre circle.For those holding anything less than a full clearance, red badges are issued.Siegert helped the movie crew get clearance to film in the park.Hartzell claim improved take-off and climb performance, reduced noise and vibration, and better ground clearance.We expect that we'll have clearance from the Justice Department for the buyout in the first quarter of the year.Schwartz opened the conversation by saying that the Agency had decided to reinstate the employee and restore his clearance.Most of the loss is attributed to population growth and rural poverty, leading to land clearance for agriculture.Two months after his heart attack, Mason received medical clearance to go back to work.We need twelve feet of overhead clearance for the truck.The pilot requested clearance to land at Narita Airport.A visitor without security clearance must be signed for by the sponsor and accompanied at all times.The pact calls for the destruction of all stockpiles within four years of ratification and the clearance of minefields within 10 years.The clearance of brush around houses helped prevent the fire from clearanceAnother son, Ron, is a Lockheed employee with a security clearance.Thompson still is hiring and getting security clearances for his investigative staff and finding space for them to work.The secrecy touches all who work there; even the cafeteria staffers must have security clearances.In preparation for his job at Commerce, Huang received an interim security clearance while he was still working at Lippo.Only personnel with a high-level security clearance are allowed in the building.The challenge had come from Justice Department lawyers with top secret security clearances and from civilian Army drug counsellors.He has dropped homosexuality as an impediment to security clearances.A visitor without security clearance must be signed for by the sponsor and accompanied at all times.Excuse me Major but I don't know you or your security clearance.snow/land/slum etc clearanceNot in urban development, not in city slum clearance, not in social welfare.On a big estate - slum clearance - in the North.However, slum clearance and replacement was for the poor.But the end of slum clearance came more with a change in values: away from demolition, to conservation and rehabilitation.It also extended them to cover land affected by new town designation orders, slum clearance orders and new street orders.When it came to slum clearance, opposition came not from slum landlords but from the residents themselves.Most of the loss is attributed to population growth and rural poverty, leading to land clearance for agriculture.This success suggested that the general housing shortage was now considerably eased, and attention returned to slum clearance.
From King Business Dictionaryclearanceclear‧ance /ˈklɪərənsˈklɪr-/ noun [countable, uncountable] COMMERCEpermission to sell a product or do a dealThe government gave the company clearance for the takeover. see also customs clearance