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adjective vacant pronunciation in British English /ˈveɪkənt/
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  1. 1
    a place that is vacant is available, because no one else is using it
    The room on the first floor is vacant.
    This house has been vacant since early spring.
    a vacant seat/chair/table: The only vacant seats are on the balcony.
  2. 2
    if a job is vacant, someone is needed to do it
    The position has been vacant for several months now.
    an election to fill 15 vacant seats in the National Assembly
  3. 3
    looking as if you do not understand or are not paying attention
    a vacant expression/look/smile etc: A vacant expression settled on his face.

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