Definition of "vacancy" [va•can•cy]

  • 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)

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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."