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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Governor Easley reappointed her immediately after the election to fill a vacancy.
Millward was interviewed via satellite link-up for the imminent vacancy at Wests Tigers last week.
Likewise, appointments panels may see only three or four of the 200 candidates who have applied for a vacancy.
Mrs Darlington got the job after the town council advertised the vacancy last summer.
He predicted that 10,000 new rental units would be built within two years, and that vacancy rates would rise.
Furthermore, in many universities a vacancy does not exist until a post has been reconfirmed and funding assured.

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