residential

[rez-i-den-shuh l]
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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
Related formsres·i·den·ti·al·i·ty [rez-i-den-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌrɛz ɪˌdɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, nounres·i·den·tial·ly, adverbnon·res·i·den·tial, adjectivepseu·do·res·i·den·tial, adjectivequa·si-res·i·den·tial, adjectivequa·si-res·i·den·tial·ly, adverbun·res·i·den·tial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonresidential

nonresidential

adjective

not suitable or allocated for residencenonresidential areas
not having residencenonresidential customers

residential

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 nonresidential

residential

adj.

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

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