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Definition of "vacancy" []

  • The condition of being vacant or unoccupied. (noun)
  • An empty or unoccupied space. (noun)
  • A position, office, or place of accommodation that is unfilled or unoccupied. (noun)
  • Emptiness of mind; inanity. (noun)
  • A crystal defect caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule in a crystal lattice. (noun)
  • The state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • An unoccupied post or office (noun)
  • An unoccupied room in a boarding house, hotel, etc (noun)
  • Lack of thought or intelligent awareness; inanity (noun)
  • A defect in a crystalline solid caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule from its position in the crystal lattice (noun)
  • Idleness or a period spent in idleness (noun)

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Use "vacancy" in a sentence
  • "The rule on vacancy is a disincentive to tearing a property down."
  • "Mr. Guinee said in an interview: "I was merely trying to determine the likelihood of near term vacancy and refilling that vacancy in a market that is one of the worst in the country.""
  • "Besides, for practical purposes most Senators are selected by State governors in vacancy filling appointments, then rubber-stamp elected."