Definition of “residential” - English Dictionary

“residential” in British English

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uk /ˌrez.ɪˈden.ʃəl/ us /ˌrez.əˈden.ʃəl/

B2 A residential road, area, etc. has only private houses, 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 work permit.

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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 people live rather 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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uk /ˌrezɪˈdenʃəl/ us

PROPERTY a residential area or building is where people live:

The business was disturbing people in the usually quiet residential area.
There were 681 residential units available for rent in that area alone.

COMMERCE relating to homes, rather than businesses:

The average annual bill for residential customers fell 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)