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noun residency pronunciation in British English /ˈrezɪd(ə)nsi/
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singularresidency
pluralresidencies
  1. 1
    [countable] a period of time during which a writer, poet, artist etc is invited to work in a university or other institution
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the legal right to live in a country that is not your own
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] mainly American a period of time that a doctor spends working in a hospital learning more about a particular type of medical treatment

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