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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/producthousehold consumption/use Over the last two decades, household water consumption per head in London has increased by 22%.
Translations of “household”
in Russian домашний, бытовой…
in Turkish hane halkına/eve ilişkin…
in Polish domowy…
(Definition of household adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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