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in residence

Appointed to live and work in a specific place, especially a college or university, for a certain length of time so as to be a source of inspiration, interest, and knowledge to others in the field. (Usually said of creative artists.) The university is so fortunate to have a writer in residence of your unmatched intellect and ability.
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in residence

Committed to live and work in a certain place, often for a specific length of time. For example, He loved being the college's poet in residence. This expression, dating from the 1300s, originally referred to ecclesiastical clerics whose presence was required in a specific church. It was extended to other appointments in the mid-1800s.
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— in residence

a person with a specified occupation (especially an artist or writer) paid to work for a time in a college or other institution.
2002 Ashmolean Annual Report Artist in Residence, Sarah Mulhall , demonstrates print-making techniques.
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in ˈresidence

having an official position in a particular place such as a college or university: a writer/an artist/a musician in residence
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

in residence

Committed to live and work in a specific place, often for a certain length of time: an artist in residence at a college.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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