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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [vey-kuh n-see]
    • /ˈveɪ kən si/
    • /ˈveɪ.kən.si/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [vey-kuh n-see]
    • /ˈveɪ kən si/

Definitions of vacancy word

  • noun plural vacancy the state of being vacant; emptiness. 1
  • noun plural vacancy a vacant, empty, or unoccupied place, as untenanted lodgings or offices: This building still has no vacancies. 1
  • noun plural vacancy a gap; opening; breach. 1
  • noun plural vacancy an unoccupied position or office: a vacancy on the Supreme Court. 1
  • noun plural vacancy lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity: a look of utter vacancy. 1
  • noun plural vacancy Crystallography. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position. Compare interstitial (def 3). 1

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Origin of vacancy

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
From the Medieval Latin word vacantia, dating back to 1570-80. See vacant, -ancy

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Parts of speech for Vacancy


vacancy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

vacancy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for vacancy

noun vacancy

  • abjection — an abject state or condition
  • absence — Someone's absence from a place is the fact that they are not there.
  • aridities — being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.
  • aridity — being without moisture; extremely dry; parched: arid land; an arid climate.
  • availabilities — suitable or ready for use; of use or service; at hand: I used whatever tools were available.

Antonyms for vacancy

noun vacancy

  • ideation — the process of forming ideas or images.
  • occupancy — 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.

Top questions with vacancy

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