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residency

noun [C/U]    /ˈrez·ɪ·dən·si/
the fact of living in a particular place : [U] You have to meet residency requirements (= live in a place long enough) before you can apply for citizenship . A residency is also a period of work , usually in a hospital , for a doctor to get practical experience and training in a special area of medicine .
(Definition of residency noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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