[ vey-kuh n-see ]
/ ˈveɪ kən si /

noun, plural va·can·cies.

Origin of vacancy

From the Medieval Latin word vacantia, dating back to 1570–80. See vacant, -ancy


non·va·can·cy, noun, plural non·va·can·cies. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for vacancy

/ (ˈveɪkənsɪ) /

noun plural -cies

the state or condition of being vacant or unoccupied; emptiness
an unoccupied post or officewe have a vacancy in the accounts department
an unoccupied room in a boarding house, hotel, etcput the "No Vacancies" sign in the window
lack of thought or intelligent awareness; inanityan expression of vacancy on one's face
physics a defect in a crystalline solid caused by the absence of an atom, ion, or molecule from its position in the crystal lattice
obsolete idleness or a period spent in idleness
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