Definition of


  1. (noun, act) the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
  2. (noun, act) an act of being a tenant or occupant

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Synonyms of Occupancy

moving in, occupation, tenancy

Alternate forms of Occupancy

Derivations: occupant, occupy

Hyponyms: habitation, inhabitancy, inhabitation, preoccupancy, preoccupation

Hypernyms: abidance, acquiring, getting, residence, residency

Origin of the word Occupancy

  1. 1590s, "condition of being an occupant;" from occupant. Meaning "fact of occupying" is from 1833; that of "proportion of available space that is occupied" is attested by 1974. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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