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"vacancy" in British English

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vacancynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈveɪ.kən.si/
C1 a ​space or ​place that is ​available to be used: We ​wanted to ​book a ​hotelroom in ​July but there were no vacancies. The ​dentist can't ​see you today but she has a vacancy ​tomorrowmorning. There are still some vacancies forstudents in ​science and ​engineering, but the vacancies in ​humanities have been filled.C1 a ​job that no one is doing and is ​thereforeavailable for someone new to do: There is a vacancy for a ​shopassistant 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 ​salesrepresentative.job/staff vacancies Job vacancies in London's ​investmentbankingindustry continue to ​rise.advertise/create/fill a vacancy The Board has the ​soleauthority to ​fill vacancies on the Committee.a vacancy arises/exists/occurs We will ​contact you should a vacancy occur.
COMMERCE a ​hotelroom, ​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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