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"household" in British English

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householdnoun [C]

us   /ˈhɑʊs·hoʊld/
a group of people, often a family, who live together: She became part of his household.
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householdnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhaʊshəʊld/ us  
a group of people, often a family, who live together in a house or flat: There are now on average 2.5 people per household in the state. a high-income/low-income/middle-income household I sometimes wonder how my wife and I manage as a single-income household. High-technology products are hard to sell to households where the head of the household is over 60 years of age.

householdadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈhaʊshəʊld/ us  
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%.
(Definition of household from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“household” in Business English

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