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"vacant" in British English

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vacantadjective

uk   /ˈveɪ.kənt/ us   /ˈveɪ.kənt/
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"vacant" in American English

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vacantadjective

us   /ˈveɪ·kənt/
  • vacant adjective (EMPTY)

[not gradable] (of a place) not being lived in or used, or (of a job or office) available for someone to do: We have three vacant apartments in our building.
  • vacant adjective (NOT AWARE)

not showing much awareness or interest in the world around you: There was a sad, vacant look in his eyes.
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"vacant" in Business English

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vacantadjective

uk   /ˈveɪkənt/ us  
HR, WORKPLACE if a job is vacant, someone needs to be employed to do it: The position had been vacant for more than a year.become/be left/fall vacant Neither post looks likely to fall vacant within the next few months. a vacant job/position/post
situations vacant
HR the name of the part of a newspaper, website, etc. where jobs are advertised: He replied to an advert in the situations vacant column of the local paper.
PROPERTY empty and available to be used, rented, or bought: Property developers have been left with many vacant apartments since the downturn in the housing market. be/become/remain vacant

vacantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈveɪkənt/ us   US
PROPERTY a building that is empty and available to buy or rent: Baltimore has announced plans for reducing the number of vacants in the city.
(Definition of vacant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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