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"residence" in British English

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residencenoun [C]

uk   /ˈrez.ɪ.dəns/  us   /ˈrez.ə.dəns/ formal
C2 a home: the Governor's official residence
in residence
officially staying or living somewhere: The Queen is in residence at the Palace this week.
author/poet/artist in residence
an author (= writer), poet, or artist who is employed at a school or college, etc. for a short period
take up residence/residency somewhere
to go to live somewhere: She took up residence in Canada. She took up permanent residency abroad.

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(Definition of residence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"residence" in American English

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residencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈrez·ɪ·dəns/
the place where someone lives, or the condition of living somewhere: [C] That big building is the Governor’s official residence (= home). [U] She took up residence in Boston (= began living there).
(Definition of residence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"residence" in Business English

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uk   us   /ˈrezɪdəns/ formal
[C or U] PROPERTY a home, or the fact of living in a particular home: The property will be used as her main residence. Many banks require proof of residence to open an account. someone's place of residence
[U] (also residency) LAW permission to live in a particular country that you were not born in: apply for/seek residence An estimated 60% of the workers intend to seek permanent residence.offer sb/give sb residence A 1997 law offered legal residence to many Nicaraguan expatriates
(Definition of residence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “residence”
in Arabic سَكَن, مَحَلّ إقامة…
in Korean 거주지…
in Portuguese residência…
in Catalan residència…
in Japanese 住居, 住宅…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住所, 住房, 宅第…
in Turkish konut, ikametgâh, ikamet…
in Russian резиденция, дом, проживание…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住所, 住房, 宅第…
in Italian residenza…
in Polish rezydencja, siedziba, pobyt…
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“residence” in Business English

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