Definition of non-resident in English:

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Pronunciation: /nɒnˈrɛsɪd(ə)nt/


1Not living or based in a particular place: a non-resident caretaker
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  • The respondents were non-resident Indians based in Britain, Canada and US.
  • Maintenance payments will be calculated by a formula based on the income of the non-resident parent, discounting tax and pension contributions.
  • This applied to 84 non-resident clients and 51 charities.
1.1 Computing (Of software) not kept permanently in memory but available to be loaded from a backing store or external device: if you want to use a non-resident font, you can manually download it
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  • To verify memory stability we used Memtest - 86, a non-resident memory-testing utility.


A person not living in a particular place: parking permits are available for Richmond residents and non-residents the bar is open to non-residents the bank’s deposits are held by UK residents and non-residents
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  • Spain could either reduce the rate for non-residents, or increase the rate for residents.
  • The scheme is not open to non-residents who work in the streets affected.
  • And there was a strongly positive response from both residents and non-residents.



Pronunciation: /nɒnˈrɛzɪd(ə)ns/
Example sentences
  • This also was a discrimination case, relating to the non-residence of a parent company.
  • Finally, during the 1990s, the non-residence of the Queen became the central point of the campaign for a republic.
  • He says he likes his garden to be left to its own devices, but all these matters, to our mind, are indications of non-residence.

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