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"vacancy" in British English

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vacancynoun [C]

uk   /ˈveɪ.kən.si/  us   /ˈveɪ.kən.si/
C1 a space or place that is available to be used: We wanted to book a hotel room in July but there were no vacancies. The dentist can't see you today but she has a vacancy tomorrow morning. There are still some vacancies for students in science and engineering, but the vacancies in humanities have been filled.
C1 a job that no one is doing and is therefore available for someone new to do: There is a vacancy for a shop assistant on Saturdays.
(Definition of vacancy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vacancy" in American English

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vacancynoun [C]

 us   /ˈveɪ·kən·si/
a place or position that is available: The motel was full – we saw the "No Vacancy" sign. These companies have a lot of vacancies (= jobs) to fill, and they pay well.
(Definition of vacancy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vacancy" in Business English

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vacancynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈveɪkənsi/ (plural vacancies)
HR, WORKPLACE a job that is available in an organization and that people can apply for: We currently have a vacancy for a sales representative.job/staff vacancies Job vacancies in London's investment banking industry continue to rise.advertise/create/fill a vacancy The Board has the sole authority to fill vacancies on the Committee.a vacancy arises/exists/occurs We will contact you should a vacancy occur.
COMMERCE a hotel room, office, etc. that is available for rent: The hotel has no vacancies.
(Definition of vacancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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