Definition of occupancy in US English:



  • 1The action or fact of occupying a place.

    ‘the house is finally ready for occupancy’
    • ‘Site occupancy generally increased following lighter mortality and decreased following heavier mortality.’
    • ‘If no partner is found, there is no surcharge for single occupancy.’
    • ‘Some facility executives still believe that occupancy sensors are the temperamental beasts of yesteryear.’
    • ‘Prices start at $899 per person, double occupancy, for an interior stateroom.’
    • ‘But again, there will be legally binding conditions which restrict the occupancy of the dwelling.’
    • ‘The units, which are competitively priced, are ready for immediate occupancy.’
    • ‘When two states occur in parallel, their estimated occupancy distributions are similar.’
    • ‘The homes will be covered by a covenant which restricts occupancy to local people.’
    • ‘The zone lengths were reflected in the corresponding state occupancies, which were all bell-shaped distributions.’
    • ‘The move allowed Blue Cross employees to reduce occupancy costs by consolidating its employees from 30 floors into eight.’
    • ‘It was ready for occupancy in the summer of 1903 and they moved into the four-storey building with full basement.’
    • ‘‘More villas are under construction and will be ready for occupancy very soon,’ said Gu Weizhong of the group.’
    • ‘All lodging prices are per night, double occupancy unless otherwise noted.’
    • ‘Manchester had 57.4 per cent of prisoners sharing cells designed for single occupancy.’
    • ‘Members thought the Lake District National Park Authority should grant permission provided there was a local occupancy clause.’
    • ‘A local occupancy clause has now been included for people who live or work in the area.’
    • ‘Of the remaining 13,000 cases, the Government claims that only 20 per cent relate to illegal or multiple occupancies.’
    • ‘They want to make sure the apartments can't be used for permanent residential occupancy or sold separately.’
    • ‘They recommended single room occupancies and drug treatment programs.’
    • ‘At least half of the 60 houses have been vacated and the remainder, except the 13, have agreed terms to cease occupancy.’
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    1. 1.1 The proportion of accommodations occupied or in use, typically in a hotel.
      ‘the 70 percent occupancy needed to give a profit’
      • ‘Room occupancies and average rates have seen a steady improvement as the hotel adjusts its market mix and product line up.’
      • ‘We have intensive care beds, high occupancy and an excellent, very professional team.’
      • ‘Hotel occupancy levels at Christmas and New Year were the highest ever, with over 60 % of beds occupied.’
      • ‘All the bedrooms in the hotel are en-suite and it enjoys a high occupancy.’
      • ‘The hotel occupancy rate dropped 20 per cent compared with last April, according to official statistics.’
      • ‘All cation-binding sites with occupancies higher then 5% were analyzed in detail.’
      • ‘The hotel had previously recorded 100 per cent room occupancy during public holidays with many clients coming from outside Livingstone.’
      • ‘Official occupancy figures were down by up to 80 percent in some resort hotels at the peak of the violence.’
      • ‘But hotel room occupancies during the two-week event were said to have been up to 20% lower than expectations.’
      • ‘Evidence from Europe shows that an 85 percent bed occupancy rate dramatically reduces infections.’
      • ‘Four- and three-star hotels are surviving, with between 40 percent and 60 percent room occupancy.’
      • ‘But bed occupancy levels for the same three months were worse than for almost any year between 1993 and 1999.’
      • ‘Before we enjoyed full occupancy, but now it is only about 80 percent.’
      • ‘Last year it launched its own central reservations operations to maximise room occupancy.’
      • ‘Twelve hotels - four full-service and eight mid-sized - reported occupancies of over 90%.’
      • ‘Five-star hotels in Bangalore are expected to register occupancies in excess of 88% this winter.’
      • ‘High occupancies and room rates have combined to lift operating margins to well over 50 per cent in many cases.’
      • ‘The group has an average occupancy of 74 per cent, while room rates average at €60 a night.’
      • ‘The minimum occupancy level for homes to remain commercially viable is 84 %.’
      • ‘In three years, the resort's occupancy increased from 22 % to 65 %.’