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residency

noun res·i·den·cy \ˈre-zə-dən(t)-sē, ˈrez-dən(t)-, ˈre-zə-ˌden(t)-\

: the state or fact of living in a place

: a period of time when someone lives in a place

: legal permission to live in a place

plural res·i·den·cies

Full Definition of RESIDENCY

1
a :  a usually official place of residence
b :  a state or period of residence <a 20-year residency in the city>; also :  residence 2c
2
:  a territory in a protected state in which the powers of the protecting state are executed by a resident agent
3
a :  a period of advanced training in a medical specialty that normally follows graduation from medical school and licensing to practice medicine
b :  residence 4b
c :  a period as an artist in residence

Examples of RESIDENCY

  1. You must meet the town's residency requirement in order to vote.
  2. a four-year residency in the country
  3. She recently completed her residency in pediatrics.

First Known Use of RESIDENCY

1579
Medical Dictionary

residency

noun res·i·den·cy \ˈrez-əd-ən-sē\
plural res·i·den·cies

Medical Definition of RESIDENCY

:  a period of advanced medical training and education that normally follows graduation from medical school and licensing to practice medicine and that consists of supervised practice of a specialty in a hospital and in its outpatient department and instruction from specialists on the hospital staff

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