clearance clearance  /ˈklɪ rəns/


  1. (n) the distance by which one thing clears another; the space between them
  2. (n) vertical space available to allow easy passage under something
  3. (n) permission to proceed



  1. Little impact seen from suspension of clearance investigations

    'We've seen this movie before' The Pentagon decision to suspend security clearance vetting for some defense contractors is likely to have little impact on either the Defense Department or private industry, officials from both said.        
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. Pence officials win clearance from ethics panel

    Pence officials win clearance from ethics panel Associated Press Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 2:32 pm, Thursday, June 13, 2013 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana State Ethics Commission cleared a pair of Pence administration officials Thursday to take new jobs at Purdue University and an ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. Top secret clearance holders so numerous they include 'packers/craters'

    As many as 4 million people hold top secret clearance. Is that information really still secret?
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post


  1. "The FDA's clearance of our GRNOPC1 IND is one of Geron's most significant accomplishments to date," said Geron president Thomas Okarma, Ph.D., MD, in a statement released to the press. "This marks the beginning of what is potentially a new...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Thomas Okarma Source: Kansas Liberty

  2. Vice President Dick Cheney said Israel "didn't seek clearance or approval from us" before pushing into Gaza.
    on Jan 1, 2009 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  3. "In the end of it, we also had information from his club whereby he had hadn't been given full medical clearance and therefore was not given full release to join the camp," Bradley said.
    on May 11, 2010 By: Bob Bradley Source: Boston Herald

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