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occupantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɒk.jʊ.pənt/  us   /ˈɑː.kjə-/ formal
(Definition of occupant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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occupantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑk·jə·pənt/
someone who ​lives in a ​particularplace: The occupants of the ​building are ​unhappy about the ​rentincrease. An occupant of a ​car, ​room, ​seat, or other ​space is a ​person who is in it.
(Definition of occupant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"occupant" in Business English

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occupantnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈɒkjəpənt/ formal
PROPERTY a ​person who ​lives or ​works in a ​room or ​building: the current/previous/last occupant The ​apartment had been ​left in a ​badcondition by the previous occupant. He is the sole occupant of the ​house.
a ​person in a ​car, ​room, ​seat, ​place, or ​position: The last occupant of the ​post of ​seniorvicepresident was John Burton. The front-seat occupant is ​required by ​law to ​wear a seatbelt.
(Definition of occupant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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