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resident

noun [C] uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/ us  

resident noun [C] (HOME)

B2 a person who lives or has their home in a place: a resident of the UK/Australia The local residents were angry at the lack of parking spaces. The hotel bar was only open to residents (= to people staying at the hotel).
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resident noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US Austalian a doctor who is still training, and who works in a hospital: She's a first-year resident in oncology at Boston General Hospital.
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resident

adjective uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/ us  
C1 living or staying in a place: She's resident abroad/in Moscow. [before noun] used to refer to someone who has a special skill or quality in a group or organization: She is the university's resident expert on Italian literature. humorous Tony is the company's resident clown.
Translations of “resident”
in Korean 거주자…
in Arabic ساكِن, مُقيم…
in French habitant/-ante…
in Turkish sakin, oturan/yaşayan kişi, yerli…
in Italian residente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住戶, 居民…
in Russian житель, ординатор…
in Polish mieszka-niec/nka, (lekarz) stażysta, stażystka…
in Spanish habitante…
in Portuguese residente, morador, -ora…
in German der/die Einwohner(in)…
in Catalan resident, veí, veïna…
in Japanese 住人, 居住者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住户, 居民…
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