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.

Nearby words

  1. residence time,
  2. residency,
  3. resident,
  4. resident alien,
  5. resident commissioner,
  6. residential care,
  7. residential school,
  8. residentially,
  9. residentiary,
  10. residents association

Origin of residential

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

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for residentially

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 residentially

residential

adj.

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

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