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vacancy

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noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən(t)-sē\

Simple Definition of vacancy

  • : a job or position that is available to be taken

  • : a room in a hotel, motel, etc., that is available for use

Full Definition of vacancy

plural va·can·cies

  1. 1 archaic :  an interval of leisure

  2. 2 :  physical or mental inactivity or relaxation :  idleness

  3. 3 a :  a vacating of an office, post, or piece of property b :  the time such office or property is vacant

  4. 4 :  a vacant office, post, or tenancy

  5. 5 :  empty space :  void; specifically :  an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal

  6. 6 :  the state of being vacant :  vacuity

Examples of vacancy

  1. School administrators are trying to fill vacancies before the beginning of the school year.

  2. There were no vacancies at the hotel.



1598

First Known Use of vacancy

1598


VACANCY Defined for Kids

vacancy

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noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən-sē\

Definition of vacancy

plural va·can·cies

  1. 1 :  something (as an office or hotel room) that is vacant

  2. 2 :  empty space

  3. 3 :  the state of being vacant





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