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"residential" in British English

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residentialadjective

uk   us   /ˌrez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/
B2 A residential ​road, ​area, etc. has only ​privatehouses, not ​offices and ​factories.C2 A residential ​job, ​position, ​course, etc. is one for which you ​live at the same ​place where you ​work or ​study. relating to where you ​live or have ​lived: You must ​satisfy the residential ​qualifications to get a ​workpermit.

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(Definition of residential from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"residential" in American English

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residentialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˌrez·ɪˈden·tʃəl/
of or ​relating to ​houses where ​peopleliverather than to ​places where they ​work: Glen Oaks is a residential ​neighborhood.
(Definition of residential from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"residential" in Business English

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residentialadjective

uk   us   /ˌrezɪˈdenʃəl/
PROPERTY a residential ​area or ​building is where ​peoplelive: The ​business was disturbing ​people in the usually ​quiet residential ​area. There were 681 residential ​unitsavailable for ​rent in that ​area alone.
COMMERCE relating to homes, rather than ​businesses: The ​averageannualbill for residential ​customersfell by $5. They are the state's second largest residential ​insurer.
involving ​living in a ​place, as well as ​studying or ​working there: residential ​course
(Definition of residential from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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