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residential

[rez-i-den-shuh l] /ˌrɛz ɪˈdɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to residence or to residences:
a residential requirement for a doctorate.
2.
suited for or characterized by private residences:
a residential neighborhood.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; < Medieval Latin residenti(a) residence + -al1
Related forms
residentiality
[rez-i-den-shee-al-i-tee] /ˌrɛz ɪˌdɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
residentially, adverb
nonresidential, adjective
pseudoresidential, adjective
quasi-residential, adjective
quasi-residentially, adverb
unresidential, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for residentially

residential

/ˌrɛzɪˈdɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
suitable for or allocated for residence a residential area
2.
relating to or having residence
Derived Forms
residentially, adverb
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