More likely a person than a thing.

1 - one who resides, usually with respect to a particular place.
2 - Code or data stored in computer memory for later use.
3 - One who is tortured for several years in order to determine if they really want to be in medicine.

See also: surgery resident.

Res"i*dent (-dent), a. [F. r'esident, L. residens, -entis, p. pr. of residere. See Reside.]

1.

Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate; -- opposed to nonresident; as, resident in the city or in the country.

2.

Fixed; stable; certain.

[Obs.] "Stable and resident like a rock."

Jer. TAylor.

One there still resident as day and night. Davenant.

 

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Res"i*dent, n.

1.

One who resides or dwells in a place for some time.

2.

A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court; -- a term usualy applied to ministers of a rank inferrior to that of ambassadors. See the Note under Minister,4.

 

© Webster 1913.

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