Meaning of “inhabitant” in the English Dictionary

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"inhabitant" in British English

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inhabitantnoun [ C ]

uk /ɪnˈhæb.ɪ.tənt/ us /ɪnˈhæb.ɪ.tənt/

B2 a person or animal that lives in a particular place:

a city of five million inhabitants

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  • The Aborigines are the native inhabitants of Australia.
  • The city of Ely has about 10,000 inhabitants.
  • Many of the immigrants have intermarried with the island's original inhabitants.
  • It was so exciting to see that our birdbox has some new inhabitants.
  • The first inhabitant of the farm was my great-grandfather, who built the house.

(Definition of “inhabitant” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"inhabitant" in American English

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inhabitantnoun [ C ]

us /ɪnˈhæb·ɪ·t̬ənt/

a person or animal living in a place

(Definition of “inhabitant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)