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residency

noun
     
res‧i‧den‧cy plural residencies
1 [uncountable] legal permission to live in a country for a certain period of time [= residence]
2 [uncountable and countable] when an artist, writer, musician etc does work at a college or other institution for a period of time [= residence]
3 [uncountable] the state of living in a place [= residence]
4 [uncountable] especially American English a period of time when a doctor receives special training in a particular type of medicine, especially at a hospital

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