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residentnoun [C]

 us   /ˈrez·ɪ·dənt/
someone who ​lives in a ​place: The ​local residents were ​angry at the ​lack of ​parkingspaces. A resident is also a ​doctor who is ​working, usually in a ​hospital, to get ​practicalexperience and ​training in a ​specialarea of ​medicine.
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residentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/

resident noun [C] (HOME)

B2 a ​person who ​lives or has ​theirhome in a ​place: a resident of the UK/​Australia The local residents were ​angry at the ​lack of ​parkingspaces. The ​hotelbar was only open to residents (= to ​peoplestaying at the ​hotel).
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resident noun [C] (MEDICAL)

US Austalian a ​doctor who is still ​training, and who ​works in a ​hospital: She's a first-year resident in ​oncology at Boston ​General Hospital.
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residentadjective

uk   us   /ˈrez.ɪ.dənt/
C1 living or ​staying in a ​place: She's resident ​abroad/in Moscow. [before noun] used to refer to someone who has a ​specialskill or ​quality in a ​group or ​organization: She is the university's resident expert on ​Italianliterature.humorous Tony is the company's resident ​clown.
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residentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈrezɪdənt/
someone who ​lives in a particular ​building or ​area: The ​park is a popular ​meetingplace for local residents.
someone who ​stays in a ​hotel: The ​hotelbar was only open to residents.
LAW a ​person who has the ​legalright to ​live in a particular country that they were not born in: You will be considered a US resident for ​taxpurposes.
a ​doctor who is still ​training, and who ​works in a hospital: She's a senior resident on the hospital's ​medicine ward.

residentadjective

uk   us   /ˈrezɪdənt/
living or ​staying in a ​place: resident in France/Michigan/London, etc. If you want to take a British ​drivingtest you must be resident in the UK.
(Definition of resident from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “resident”
in Korean 거주자…
in Arabic ساكِن, مُقيم…
in Malaysian penduduk…
in French habitant/-ante…
in Russian житель, ординатор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 住戶, 居民…
in Italian residente…
in Turkish sakin, oturan/yaşayan kişi, yerli…
in Polish mieszka-niec/nka, (lekarz) stażysta, stażystka…
in Spanish habitante…
in Vietnamese cư dân…
in Portuguese residente, morador, -ora…
in Thai ผู้พักอาศัย…
in German der/die Einwohner(in)…
in Catalan resident, veí, veïna…
in Japanese 住人, 居住者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 住户, 居民…
in Indonesian penduduk…
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