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Meaning of vacancy

va•can•cy

Pronunciation: (vā'kun-sē), [key]
— pl. -cies.
  1. the state of being vacant; emptiness.
  2. a vacant, empty, or unoccupied place, as untenanted lodgings or offices: This building still has no vacancies.
  3. a gap; opening; breach.
  4. an unoccupied position or office: a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
  5. lack of thought or intelligence; vacuity: a look of utter vacancy.
  6. (in a crystal) an imperfection resulting from an unoccupied lattice position. Cf.(def. 3).
  7. absence of activity; idleness.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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