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vacancy

noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən(t)-sē\

: a job or position that is available to be taken

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

plural va·can·cies

Full Definition of VACANCY

1
archaic :  an interval of leisure
2
:  physical or mental inactivity or relaxation :  idleness
3
a :  a vacating of an office, post, or piece of property
b :  the time such office or property is vacant
4
:  a vacant office, post, or tenancy
5
:  empty space :  void; specifically :  an unoccupied site for an atom or ion in a crystal
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.

First Known Use of VACANCY

1598
VACANCY Defined for Kids

vacancy

noun va·can·cy \ˈvā-kən-sē\
plural va·can·cies

Definition of VACANCY for Kids

1
:  something (as an office or hotel room) that is vacant
2
:  empty space
3
:  the state of being vacant

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