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"residence" in British English

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residencenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrez.ɪ.dəns/ formal
C2 a ​home: the Governor's official residencein residence officiallystaying or ​livingsomewhere: The Queen is in residence at the Palace this ​ in residence an author (= ​writer), ​poet, or ​artist who is ​employed at a ​school or ​college, etc. for a ​shortperiodtake up residence/residency somewhere to go to ​livesomewhere: She took up residence in Canada. She took up ​permanentresidencyabroad.

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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 ​livingsomewhere: [C] That ​bigbuilding is the Governor’s ​official residence (= ​home). [U] She took up residence in Boston (= ​beganliving there).
(Definition of residence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​banksrequire 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 ​lawoffered 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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