Associations to the word «Clearance»

Wiktionary

CLEARANCE, noun. The act of clearing or something (such as a space) cleared
CLEARANCE, noun. The distance between two moving objects, especially between parts of a machine
CLEARANCE, noun. The height or width of a tunnel, bridge or other passage, or the distance between a vehicle and the walls or roof of such passage; a gap, headroom.
CLEARANCE, noun. A permission for a vehicle to proceed, or for a person to travel.
CLEARANCE, noun. A permission to have access to sensitive or secret documents or other information
CLEARANCE, noun. A sale of merchandise at a reduced price.
CLEARANCE, noun. (banking) (finance) The settlement of transactions involving securities or means of payment such as checks by means of a clearing house.
CLEARANCE, noun. (medicine) The removal of harmful substances from the blood; renal clearance.
CLEARANCE, noun. (sports) (billiards) (snooker) (pool) The act of potting all the remaining balls on a table at one visit.
CLEARANCE, noun. (soccer) The act of kicking a ball away from the goal one is defending.
CLEARANCE, noun. (chess) Removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it.
CLEARANCE, noun. Clear or net profit.
CLEARANCE HOLE, noun. A hole through an object which is large enough to enable threads of a screw or bolt to pass through but not the head of the screw or bolt.
CLEARANCE HOLES, noun. Plural of clearance hole
CLEARANCE SPACE, noun. In a steam engine, the space enclosed in one end of the cylinder, between the valve(s) and the piston, at the beginning of a stroke; waste room. It includes the space caused by the piston's clearance and the space in ports, passageways, etc. Its volume is often expressed as a certain proportion of the volume swept by the piston in a single stroke.

Dictionary definition

CLEARANCE, noun. The distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them.
CLEARANCE, noun. Vertical space available to allow easy passage under something.
CLEARANCE, noun. Permission to proceed; "the plane was given clearance to land".

Wise words

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