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ˈrɛz ɪ dən sires·i·den·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. residency, residence, abidancenoun

    the act of dwelling in a place

  2. residencynoun

    the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)


  1. residencynoun

    The position or term of a medical resident

  2. residencynoun

    The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a particular venue

  3. residencynoun

    The condition of being a resident of a particular place

  4. residencynoun

    The home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies

Webster Dictionary

  1. Residencynoun


  2. Residencynoun

    a political agency at a native court in British India, held by an officer styled the Resident; also, a Dutch commercial colony or province in the East Indies


  1. Residency

    Residency is the act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place. Residency is a concept which heavily affects a the legal rights and responsibilities that are available to a person, including eligibility to vote, eligibility to stand for political office, eligibility to access government services, responsibility to pay taxes, and on and so forth.

Editors Contribution

  1. residency

    A natural official legislative right to remain and reside in the country or nation of our birth.

    Residency is granted to every citizen of a country or nation.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of residency in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of residency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of residency in a Sentence

  1. Assyrian Proverb:

    The tolerated Assyrians were those Assyrians who have accepted their unexpected guests to become the permanent residency of their homeland and yet they are not even the guest of another homeland?

  2. Frank Chung:

    Even though things can be kind of busy, they've invested in seeing me grow as a physician and that has been a tremendously helpful experience, now that it's in the rearview mirror, I'm just super happy that I got this experience because, you know, I got my feet wet. I now have this whole list of things that I want to review before( the official start of residency).

  3. Brian Hyde:

    The purpose is not just to verify residency but to meet our new parents/guardians, searching through things would not be part of this process.

  4. Prime Minister Andrej Babis:

    We issue a ban on entry for all foreigners as of midnight from Sunday to Monday, except those with residency or short-term permits of over 90 days.

  5. Larry Rudolph:

    As the person who guides her career - based on the information I and all of the professionals who work with her are being told on a need-to-know basis - from what I have gathered it's clear to me she should not be going back to do this Vegas residency, not in the near future and possibly never again, i don't want her to work again 'til she's ready, physically, mentally and passionately.

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