Pronunciation: (rez'i-dunt), [key]
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.

1. residing; dwelling in a place.
2. living or staying at a place in discharge of duty.
3. (of qualities) existing; intrinsic.
4. (of birds) not migratory.
a. encoded and permanently available to a computer user, as a font in a printer's ROM or software on a CD-ROM.
b. (of a computer program) currently active or standing by in computer memory.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

residencyresident alien
See also:


Related Content