[ rez-i-duh nt ]
/ ˈrɛz ɪ dənt /
a person who resides in a place.
a physician who joins the medical staff of a hospital as a salaried employee for a specified period to gain advanced training usually in a particular field, being in full-time attendance at the hospital and often living on the premises.
a diplomatic representative, inferior in rank to an ambassador, residing at a foreign court.
(formerly) a representative of the British governor general at a native court in India.
(formerly) the governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies.
residing; dwelling in a place.
living or staying at a place in discharge of duty.
(of qualities) existing; intrinsic.
(of birds) not migratory.
- encoded and permanently available to a computer user, as a font in a printer's ROM or software on a CD-ROM.
- (of a computer program) currently active or standing by in computer memory.
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Origin of resident
OTHER WORDS FROM residentres·i·dent·ship, nounpseu·do·res·i·dent, adjectiveun·res·i·dent, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH residentcitizen resident
Words nearby resident
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British Dictionary definitions for residentship
/ (ˈrɛzɪdənt) /
a person who resides in a place
social welfare an occupant of a welfare agency homeFormer name: inmate
(esp formerly) a representative of the British government in a British protectorate
(esp in the 17th century) a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador
(in India, formerly) a representative of the British governor general at the court of a native prince
a bird or other animal that does not migrate
US and Canadian a physician who lives in the hospital where he or she works while undergoing specialist training after completing his or her internshipCompare house physician
British and NZ a junior doctor, esp a house officer, who lives in the hospital in which he or she works
living in a place; residing
living or staying at a place in order to discharge a duty, etc
(of qualities, characteristics, etc) existing or inherent (in)
(of birds and other animals) not in the habit of migrating
Derived forms of residentresidentship, noun
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Medical definitions for residentship
[ rĕz′ĭ-dənt ]
A physician during residency.
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