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residence

[rez-i-duh ns] /ˈrɛz ɪ dəns/
noun
1.
the place, especially the house, in which a person lives or resides; dwelling place; home:
Their residence is in New York City.
2.
a structure serving as a dwelling or home, especially one of large proportion and superior quality:
They have a summer residence in Connecticut.
3.
the act or fact of residing:
during his residence in Spain.
4.
the act of living or staying in a specified place while performing official duties, carrying on studies or research, awaiting a divorce, etc.
5.
the time during which a person resides in a place:
a residence there of five years.
6.
the location of the main offices or principal center of business activity of a commercial enterprise, especially a large corporation, as registered under law.
7.
Chemistry, residence time.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin residentia, equivalent to Latin resid(ēre) to reside + -entia -ence
Synonyms
1. habitation, domicile. 1, 2. See house. 2. mansion. 5. stay, abode, sojourn.
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  • Burglaries commonly occur at residences, restaurants, and small businesses.
  • Seasonal cottages were also built which eventually became permanent residences.
  • A few blocks from the main campus, it includes residences and sports practice facilities.
British Dictionary definitions for residences

residence

/ˈrɛzɪdəns/
noun
1.
the place in which one resides; abode or home
2.
a large imposing house; mansion
3.
the fact of residing in a place or a period of residing
4.
the official house of the governor of any of various countries
5.
the state of being officially present
6.
in residence
  1. actually resident: the royal standard indicates that the Queen is in residence
  2. designating a creative artist resident for a set period at a university, college, etc, whose role is to stimulate an active interest in the subject: composer in residence
7.
the seat of some inherent quality, characteristic, etc
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Word Origin and History for residences

residence

n.

late 14c., "act of dwelling; dwelling place," from Old French residence, from Medieval Latin residentia, from Latin residentem (nominative residens) "residing, dwelling," present participle of residere "reside" (see reside). Also borrowed into German (Residenz), Dutch (residentie).

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residences in Medicine

residence res·i·dence (rěz'ĭ-dəns, -děns')
n.
A medical residency.

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Encyclopedia Article for residences

residence

in anthropology, the location of a domicile, particularly after marriage. Residence has been an important area of investigation because it is a locus where biological (consanguineal) and marital (affinal) forms of kinship combine.

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