Etymology
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occupancy (n.)

1590s, "condition of being an occupant;" from occupant + abstract noun suffix -cy. Meaning "fact of occupying" is from 1833; that of "proportion of available space that is occupied" is attested by 1974.

updated on September 25, 2017

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Definitions of occupancy from WordNet

occupancy (n.)
an act of being a tenant or occupant;
Synonyms: tenancy
occupancy (n.)
the act of occupying or taking possession of a building;
occupation of a building without a certificate of occupancy is illegal
Synonyms: occupation / moving in
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