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res·i·dent

resident

 
 
pronunciation:
re zih dnt
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who lives in a particular place.
Many of the residents in our apartment building are moving out.
similar words:
occupant
definition 2: a doctor working in a hospital for a period of time in order to get special training.
He is a resident at the county hospital.
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The word resident contains the following part:
-ant, -ent Latin adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means (in adjectives) doing the action denoted by the verb root; (in nouns) one who or that which does the action denoted by the verb root.
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The suffix -ant , -ent forms adjectives and, to a much lesser extent, nouns from Latin verb stems such as fid in confident and stud in student . This suffix is the equivalent in Latin of the "-ing" inflection in English. Many adjectives ending in -ant , -ent have a corresponding noun ending in -ance, -ence, -ancy, -ency.