the act, state, or condition of being or becoming a tenant or of living in or taking up quarters or space in or on something: Continued occupancy of the office depends on a rent reduction.
the possession or tenancy of a property: You can have occupancy on June 1st.
- un·oc·cu·pan·cy, noun
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How to use occupancy in a sentence
He notes that their building occupancies have bounced back to pre-pandemic numbers.
After Montreal reopened, in the summer, occupancy rates for Silofit facilities were still below pre-pandemic levels.Why micro-gyms could be the next big thing in fitness | Rachel King | December 26, 2020 | Fortune
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center had an occupancy at 112 percent of its capacity.Hospital ICUs are filling up. It’s even worse than it sounds. | Katherine Harmon Courage | December 24, 2020 | Vox
Most of California is now under strict stay-at-home orders, for example, while states including Nevada, Maryland and Pennsylvania have issued new indoor occupancy limits.Stealing to survive: More Americans are shoplifting food as aid runs out during the pandemic | Abha Bhattarai, Hannah Denham | December 10, 2020 | Washington Post
Limiting occupancy is especially important in lower-income neighborhoods, the researchers found.Coronavirus shutdowns don’t need to be all or nothing | Jonathan Lambert | November 25, 2020 | Science News
In 2012 the so-called Bedroom Tax was passed, an under-occupancy penalty that disproportionately hits low-income families.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality | Noah Caldwell | September 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The food is such a big draw, night club occupancy rules apply: One in, one out.
Since then, it has rarely broken an occupancy rate of 10 percent amidst protracted political chaos.Winston Churchill’s Egyptian Getaway: The Old Cataract Hotel | Lauren Bohn | December 15, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He is being checked on hourly in his single-occupancy, 64-square-foot cell.
The 80-year-old building has a far lower occupancy rate than competitors in Midtown (78 percent versus 90 percent).
The lease of a private residence is not a warranty that it is reasonably fit for occupancy.Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman | Albert Sidney Bolles
He was, in fact, searching for signs of its occupancy by another than Shiel Crozier—tokens of a woman's presence.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
Corydon would pass through the rooms, suffering all the horrors which she might have suffered in years of occupancy of them.Love's Pilgrimage | Upton Sinclair
At that time the first threads of the white man's occupancy were just beginning to cross the midway deserts.The Way of a Man | Emerson Hough
In October the new mission house was ready for occupancy and we gladly made the transfer to this permanent home.Silver Chimes in Syria | W. S. Nelson
British Dictionary definitions for occupancy
the act of occupying; possession of a property
law the possession and use of property by or without agreement and without any claim to ownership
law the act of taking possession of unowned property, esp land, with the intent of thus acquiring ownership
the condition or fact of being an occupant, esp a tenant
the period of time during which one is an occupant, esp of property
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