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noun as in permission for activity

noun as in gap above something

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With some machines, wider aftermarket tires will require ¾- or 1-inch spacers to maintain clearance, but even when not required, that wider stance will add stability to your machine, especially on side-hill trails.

The site served as an aggregator of “Q drops,” which are anonymous posts on the website 8kun by someone claiming to have a high-level government security clearance providing inside information.

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Because Moriarty was actively suicidal, Sheriff’s Department policy normally would have required deputies to take him to the county’s emergency psychiatric unit for clearance before booking him into jail.

In May 2019, the CPUC said it would allow “the 25-foot clearance range where necessary and feasible if supported by scientific evidence or data showing that such clearance will reduce wildfire risk.”

SDG&E said though the state puts a limit on the minimum tree clearance, it doesn’t set a maximum.

As a result of his initial resistance, the lab also suspended his Q clearance for one month.

Steel imports are stranded at customs-clearance warehouses awaiting paperwork.

The Senate will hold a hearing on reforming the security clearance system after failures at the Washington Navy Yard and the NSA.

To work at the Navy Yard—even as a subcontractor, as Aaron Alexis was—required a security clearance.

The host of ailments didn't affect his security clearance, which would have been recalled if the Navy declared him mentally unfit.

It was a temporary clearance of a patch of State land on which the native would raise a crop one, two, or more seasons.

Soldiers were already stacking up the chairs ready for the clearance of the gymnasium for the morrow.

It explains the trouble we were having in recent months in getting total synaptic clearance!

Gorcher came back pretty soon with his clearance, which gave him the right to run to Arroyo as first section of Number Eighteen.

The Collector refused to give a clearance unless the vessels were discharged of dutiable articles.


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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clearance, such as: approval, authorization, consent, go ahead, green light, and endorsement.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.