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English definition of “resident”

resident

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈrezɪdənt/
someone who lives in a particular building or area: The park is a popular meeting place for local residents.
someone who stays in a hotel: The hotel bar was only open to residents.
LAW a person who has the legal right to live in a particular country that they were not born in: You will be considered a US resident for tax purposes.
a doctor who is still training, and who works in a hospital: She's a senior resident on the hospital's medicine ward.
(Definition of resident noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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