AskDefine | Define residency

Dictionary Definition



1 the act of dwelling in a place [syn: residence, abidance]
2 the position of physician who is receiving special training in a hospital (usually after completing an internship)

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. The position or term of a medical resident
  2. The position of a musical artist who commonly performs at a single venue
  3. The condition of being a resident of a particular place
  4. The home or residence of a person, especially in the colonies

Extensive Definition

Residency can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Hippocratic oath, abiding, abode, cohabitation, commorancy, domicile, dwelling, general practice, habitancy, habitation, home, house, inhabitancy, inhabitation, inhabiting, internship, living, lodging, medical practice, nesting, occupancy, occupation, practice of medicine, residence, residing, restricted practice, sojourning, squatting, staying, staying over, stopping, tenancy
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