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Definition of Vacancy

Vacancy

  1. The quality or state of being vacant; emptiness; hence, freedom from employment; intermission; leisure; idleness; listlessness.
  2. That which is vacant.
  3. Empty space; vacuity; vacuum.
  4. An open or unoccupied space between bodies or things; an interruption of continuity; chasm; gap; as, a vacancy between buildings; a vacancy between sentences or thoughts.
  5. Unemployed time; interval of leisure; time of intermission; vacation.
  6. A place or post unfilled; an unoccupied office; as, a vacancy in the senate, in a school, etc.

Vacancy Quotations

History is representational, while time is abstract; both of these artifices may be found in museums, where they span everybody's own vacancy.
Robert Smithson

I started writing because there's an absence of things I was familiar with or that I dreamed about. One of my senses of anger is related to this vacancy - a yearning I had as a teenager... and when I get ready to write, I think I'm trying to fill that.
Ntozake Shange

I shall have less cause to regret the carrying my intended purpose into effect, foreseeing that you may immediately fill with advantage, the vacancy which will presently happen.
Henry Laurens

I very much wanted to live in Paris when I was in the army, and I was quite determined to. I could have become a dress designer: Dior was willing to take me on as an assistant, but he did not have an immediate vacancy.
Paul Johnson

Whatever the reviewers feel about 'The Casual Vacancy', it is what I wanted it to be, and you can't say fairer than that as a writer.
J. K. Rowling
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Vacancy Translations

vacancy in Spanish is vacante
vacancy in Swedish is vakans, ledig plats
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