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English definition of “household”

household

adjective [before noun]     /ˈhaʊshəʊld/
relating to a house or flat and the people who live there: Public housing tenants are required to pay 30 per cent of their household income for rent . It's no surprise that household debt is rising .household bills/expenditure/spending The average annual household expenditure for food was $2,030.
used to describe something that is used in the home : a household appliance / item / product household consumption/use Over the last two decades , household water consumption per head in London has increased by 22%.
(Definition of household adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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