What does vacancy mean?

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Noun
  1. An unoccupied position or job.
  2. An available room in a hotel; guest house, etc.
  3. Empty space.
  4. Lack of intelligence or understanding.
  5. (physics) A defect in a crystal caused by the absence of an atom in a lattice
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He predicted that 10,000 new rental units would be built within two years, and that vacancy rates would rise.
I hear O'Leary's up for Taylor's job, but then if there was a part-time vacancy for an Akela at a scout hut, O'Leary would be up for it.
In three cases a vacancy was not filled by an intruding floater while nearby intruding floaters were present in the area.
Likewise, appointments panels may see only three or four of the 200 candidates who have applied for a vacancy.
The Council shall vote by secret ballot in order to fill the vacancy expeditiously.
With the scratch specialist Picklez gone, there opened a vacancy for the world's top turntablist crew.

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