What is the noun for vacancy?

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  1. Freedom from some business or activity. [from 14th c.]
  2. (obsolete) Free time given over to a specific purpose; occupation, activity. [15th-17th c.]
  3. A period during which official activity or business is formally suspended; an official holiday from university, law courts etc. [from 15th c.]
  4. (Canada) A holiday; a stretch of leisure time away from work or duty and devoted to rest or pleasure. [from 19th c.]
  5. The act of vacating something; moving out. [from 19th c.]
  6. (US, law) The act of making legally void.
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  8. Examples:
    1. “I have decided not to check emails during my vacation.”
      “Revelations of corruption would lead to the subsequent voluntary vacation of his post.”
  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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  7. Examples:
    1. “The executive's retirement would result in a vacancy that was highly sought after by many prospective candidates.”
      “Any vacancy available during the festival could only be had at exorbitant prices.”
      “There was an eerie, yet serene, beauty about the vacancy of the stadium that was so often filled with sports fans.”
  1. a sexual relationship formed during the course of a vacation which has no attachments, and after the vacation has ended, ceases to exist.
  1. (US) someone who is on vacation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The frugal vacationer travels in between the summer months and the cold winter.”
      “There's a dude ranch available for every kind of guest, and accommodations are as primitive, or posh, as the vacationer is looking for.”
      “In a vicinity of hundred metres the vacationer is moved into another world, the party goes off.”
  1. Someone who is on vacation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “This stay-at-home, an adoring grandmother, has received a reassuring communication from a vacationist in New Hampshire, as follows: Dear Grandma: The summer is fun.”
      Vacationist offers exclusive luxury hotel and resort rooms available for purchase to its members at 25 to 40 percent off for limited periods of time.”
  1. (US) Someone who is on vacation
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  1. vacation.
  2. Examples:
    1. “The massaranduba is not the only species known as palo de vaca, or cow-tree. There are many others so called, whose sap is of a milky nature.”
      “One example is classical guitarist Pirai Vaca, who is pursuing a successful career in Germany.”
      “The Helicobacter pylori VacA toxin is a urea permease that promotes urea diffusion across epithelia.”
  1. (informal, US) vacation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “I'll catch you up later in terms of what I did on my spring vacay, so to speak.”
      “Put the souvenirs in a scrapbook to piece together the story of your vacay.”
      “We are getting ready to leave on vacay to go visit my family in Arizona for a couple of weeks.”
  1. plural of vacationship
  1. plural of vacationer
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The law had been applied to hotels and motels to collect a tax from transients, vacationers, and travelers, who stay overnight in Alabama.”
      “More than 2.5 million vacationers are expected to enjoy a cruise of less than seven days on some 1,500 sailings this year.”
      “Most airlines use 21 days, 14 days, and 7 days to differentiate between vacationers and business travelers.”
  1. plural of vacation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The Hawaii vacations, Hawaii cruises and Hawaii vacation packages are one of the most sizzling tourism deals.”
      “Are separate vacations in our future, or is there a destination that can fit us both?”
      “Both companies have promised holidaymakers that they will be able to reschedule their vacations at no extra charge.”
  1. plural of vacancy
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  3. Examples:
    1. “But the middle school Lauren had her heart set on had no vacancies, and she was wait-listed.”
      “The most traditional source of vacancies, the want ads, has gone high-tech.”
      “Frank, 41, applied for the post when the parish council advertised two vacancies.”
  1. plural of vaca
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