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.

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Origin of residential

1645–55; < Medieval Latin residenti(a) residence + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for nonresidential (1 of 2)

nonresidential
/ (ˌnɒnrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

not suitable or allocated for residencenonresidential areas
not having residencenonresidential customers

British Dictionary definitions for nonresidential (2 of 2)

residential
/ (ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

suitable for or allocated for residencea residential area
relating to or having residence

Derived forms of residential

residentially, adverb
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