[ rez-i-duh n-see ]
/ ˈrɛz ɪ dən si /

noun, plural res·i·den·cies.

the position or tenure of a medical resident.
(formerly) the official residence of a representative of the British governor general at a native Indian court.
(formerly) an administrative division of the Dutch East Indies.

Origin of residency

First recorded in 1570–80; resid(ent) + -ency Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for residency

/ (ˈrɛzɪdənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

a variant of residence
a regular series of concerts by a band or singer at one venue
US and Canadian the period, following internship, during which a physician undergoes further clinical training, usually in one medical speciality
(in India, formerly) the official house of the governor general at the court of a native prince
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Medical definitions for residency

[ rĕzĭ-dən-sē ]


The period during which a physician gets specialized clinical training.
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