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Clearance can refer to:

  • Authorization or permission from an authority
  • Engineering tolerance, a physical distance or space between two components
    • Ground clearance, the amount of space between the base of an automobile tire and the underside of the chassis
    • Structure gauge, the amount of space between the top of a rail car and the top of a tunnel or the bottom of a bridge
  • Clearance (medicine), the rate at which a substance is removed or cleared from the body by the kidneys or in renal dialysis
  • Clearance rate, in criminal justice, the number of crimes "cleared" divided by the number reported
  • Closeout (sale), in retail, the final sale of items to zero inventory
  • Customs clearance, in international trade, the movement of goods through customs barriers
  • Deforestation, the deliberate clearance of woodland or forest for human development
  • In Australian rules football, the clearing of the ball out of a ball-up situation
  • A chess term for removal of pieces from a rank, file or diagonal so that a bishop, rook or queen is free to move along it
  • The Highland Clearances, forced displacements of people in Scotland in the 18th and 19th centuries
  • Market clearing or equilibrium price, the price at which quantity supplied is equal to quantity demanded
  • Collective rights management, the licensing of copyright and related rights

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