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vacancy

va·can·cy

vacancy

 
 
pronunciation:
veI kn si
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: vacancies
definition 1: vacant condition or quality; emptiness.
synonyms:
emptiness, vacantness, vacuity, vacuous, void
antonyms:
fullness, occupancy
similar words:
bareness, hollowness, vacuum
definition 2: unfilled space, place, or position.
The hotel has a vacancy.Who will fill the vacancy when the boss retires?
synonyms:
emptiness, opening, space, void
similar words:
availability, gap, hollow
definition 3: lack of intelligent thought; blankness.
synonyms:
blankness, emptiness, vacuity, vacuousness
similar words:
deficiency, dullness, fatuity, inanity, stupidity
Word Parts
The word vacancy contains the following parts:
vac Latin root that means empty
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.