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- (countable & uncountable) Clearance is the process of getting official permission for something.
- She needs to get top-secret security clearance before working on the secret program.
- (countable & uncountable) Clearance is the permission for an aircraft to take off or land.
- We'll have to circle for a few minutes while we wait for landing clearance.
- You have clearance for take off.
- (uncountable) Clearance is a period when goods are sold cheaply to make space for new goods.
- The shops here often hold clearance sales after Christmas.
- (uncountable) Clearance is the space between two objects so that one can move without touching the other.
- The truck only had two inches of clearance going under the bridge.
- (uncountable) Clearance is the process of removing unwanted materials.
- Synonym: removal
- Cities in Canada have to pay a good deal for snow clearance.
- (uncountable) Clearance is the process that a cheque has to go through before the person who deposits it can use the money.
- For cheques deposited on Friday, clearance is not until Monday.
- (countable)(sports) A clearance is the action of getting a ball away from your goal.
- On each of the six attacks, a Fulham player made a headed clearance.