Meaning of “residence” in the English Dictionary

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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 /ˈrezɪdəns/ us 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)