residential

[ rez-i-den-shuh l ]
/ ˌrɛz ɪˈdɛn ʃəl /

adjective

of or relating to residence or to residences: a residential requirement for a doctorate.
suited for or characterized by private residences: a residential neighborhood.

Origin of residential

1645–55; < Medieval Latin residenti(a) residence + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for non-residential

residential

/ (ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

suitable for or allocated for residencea residential area
relating to or having residence
Derived Formsresidentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-residential

residential


adj.

1650s, "serving as a residence," from resident (n.) + -ial. Meaning "having to do with housing" is from 1856.

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