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vacancy

noun [C] uk   /ˈveɪ.kən.si/ us  
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 courses, 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.
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