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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.”
      “For example, does a business person travelling by air differ from a vacationer travelling by air?”
  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.”
      “In 1549, a Spanish explorer, Cabeza de Vaca, found the falls while trailing down the river.”
      “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. “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.”
      “I'll catch you up later in terms of what I did on my spring vacay, so to speak.”
  1. plural of vacationship
  1. plural of vacationer
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  3. Examples:
    1. “Most airlines use 21 days, 14 days, and 7 days to differentiate between vacationers and business travelers.”
      “The variety is clearly aimed at family vacationers and snowbirds who can afford a winter residence in the Sunshine State.”
      “More than 2.5 million vacationers are expected to enjoy a cruise of less than seven days on some 1,500 sailings this year.”
  1. plural of vacation
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  3. Examples:
    1. “I washed cars during summer and holiday vacations and learned the business from the ground up.”
      “Most people work fewer than 250 days a year after the deduction of weekends, holidays, vacations, and sick leave.”
      “He thinks vacations should be spent in hotels or condos equipped with cable-enhanced televisions.”
  1. plural of vacancy
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  3. Examples:
    1. “The most traditional source of vacancies, the want ads, has gone high-tech.”
      “At that time, Rehnquist said the high number of vacancies was eroding the quality of justice associated with federal courts.”
      “Frank, 41, applied for the post when the parish council advertised two vacancies.”
  1. plural of vaca
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