noun, plural residencies.
residence ( def 3 ).
the position or tenure of a medical resident.
(formerly) the official residence of a representative of the British governor general at a native Indian court.
(formerly) an administrative division of the Dutch East Indies.

1570–80; resid(ent) + -ency Unabridged
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residency (ˈrɛzɪdənsɪ)
n , pl -cies
1.  a variant of residence
2.  a regular series of concerts by a band or singer at one venue
3.  (US), (Canadian) the period, following internship, during which a physician undergoes further clinical training, usually in one medical speciality
4.  (in India, formerly) the official house of the governor general at the court of a native prince

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residency res·i·den·cy (rěz'ĭ-dən-sē, -děn'-)
The period during which a physician gets specialized clinical training.

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Example sentences
After college and four years of veterinary school, typically you do a one-year
  internship and then a three-year residency.
Water vapor has a residency time of less than two weeks in the atmosphere.
Water vapor reacts almost instantly to temperature changes and has an
  atmospheric residency of less than two weeks.
Two years ago, he was granted full residency status.
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