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occupancy

oc·cu·pan·cy

occupancy

pronunciation:
ak y pn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: occupancies
definition 1: the act or condition of occupying or holding a place, position, or property.
Their occupancy of the condemned house is illegal.
definition 2: the condition of being occupied.
The city's hotels have a good rate of occupancy.
antonyms:
vacancy
definition 3: the period of occupation, as by terms of a lease or an office.
definition 4: the permitted or contracted use of the property occupied.
built for commerical, not residential, occupancy
Word Parts
The word occupancy contains the following part:
-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.