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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: occupant /ˈɒkjʊpənt/ 
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  1. 1
    someone who uses a room, building, area of land, seat, bed, or other place during a period of time

    All of the current occupants have lived in the building for a long time.

    The occupants of the second car suffered minor injuries.

  2. 2
    a person who has a particular job or position

    The last occupant of the throne fled the country.

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