I. adjective Date: circa 1923 serving as a physician on the staff of a teaching hospital <
an attending surgeon
II. noun Date: 1951 an attending physician or surgeon

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  • attending — In psychology, an aroused readiness to perceive, as in listening or looking; focusing of sense organs is sometimes involved. [L. attendo, to bend to, notice] * * * at·tend·ing ə tend iŋ adj serving as a physician or surgeon on the staff of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Attending — Attend At*tend , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attending}.] [OE. atenden, OF. atendre, F. attendre, to expect, to wait, fr. L. attendre to stretch, (sc. animum), to apply the mind to; ad + tendere to stretch. See {Tend}.] 1. To …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attending — adj. Attending is used with these nouns: ↑physician …   Collocations dictionary

  • attending — at•tend•ing [[t]əˈtɛn dɪŋ[/t]] adj. (of a physician) 1) med having primary responsibility for a patient 2) med holding a staff position in an accredited hospital: an attending physician[/ex] • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • attending — /euh ten ding/, adj. (of a physician) 1. having primary responsibility for a patient. 2. holding a staff position in an accredited hospital. [1580 90; ATTEND + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • attending — 1. adjective Serving on the staff of a teaching hospital as a doctor. 2. noun A physician on the staff of a hospital, especially the principal one that supervises a patients care …   Wiktionary

  • attending — Synonyms and related words: accessory, accompanying, ancillary, associated, attendant, coincident, collateral, combined, concomitant, concurrent, conjoint, correlative, coupled, fellow, helping, incident, joined, joint, menial, ministering,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • attending — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Occurring or existing with: accompanying, attendant, coincident, concomitant, concurrent. See ACCOMPANIED …   English dictionary for students

  • attending — adj. being present, being available; caring for, serving at·tend || É™ tend v. be present in a place; care for, serve (attend to); accompany …   English contemporary dictionary

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