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resident

[rez-i-duh nt] /ˈrɛz ɪ dənt/
noun
1.
a person who resides in a place.
2.
a physician who joins the medical staff of a hospital as a salaried employee for a specified period to gain advanced training usually in a particular field, being in full-time attendance at the hospital and often living on the premises.
3.
a diplomatic representative, inferior in rank to an ambassador, residing at a foreign court.
4.
(formerly) a representative of the British governor general at a native court in India.
5.
(formerly) the governor of a residency in the Dutch East Indies.
adjective
6.
residing; dwelling in a place.
7.
living or staying at a place in discharge of duty.
8.
(of qualities) existing; intrinsic.
9.
(of birds) not migratory.
10.
  1. encoded and permanently available to a computer user, as a font in a printer's ROM or software on a CD-ROM.
  2. (of a computer program) currently active or standing by in computer memory.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin resident- (stem of residēns), present participle of residēre to reside; see -ent
Related forms
residentship, noun
pseudoresident, adjective
unresident, adjective
Can be confused
citizen, resident.
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British Dictionary definitions for resident ship

resident

/ˈrɛzɪdənt/
noun
1.
a person who resides in a place
2.
(social welfare) an occupant of a welfare agency home Former name inmate
3.
(esp formerly) a representative of the British government in a British protectorate
4.
(esp in the 17th century) a diplomatic representative ranking below an ambassador
5.
(in India, formerly) a representative of the British governor general at the court of a native prince
6.
a bird or other animal that does not migrate
7.
(US & Canadian) a physician who lives in the hospital where he or she works while undergoing specialist training after completing his or her internship Compare house physician
8.
(Brit & NZ) a junior doctor, esp a house officer, who lives in the hospital in which he or she works
adjective
9.
living in a place; residing
10.
living or staying at a place in order to discharge a duty, etc
11.
(of qualities, characteristics, etc) existing or inherent (in)
12.
(of birds and other animals) not in the habit of migrating
Derived Forms
residentship, noun
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Word Origin and History for resident ship

resident

n.

mid-15c., "an inhabitant, one who resides," from resident (adj.). Meaning "medical graduate in practice in a hospital as training" first attested 1892, American English.

adj.

late 14c., "dwelling, residing," from Old French resident and directly from Latin residentem (nominative residens), present participle of residere "to sit down, settle" (see reside).

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resident ship in Medicine

resident res·i·dent (rěz'ĭ-dənt, -děnt')
n.
A physician during residency.

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