Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or having residence: a residential college.
  • adj. Of, suitable for, or limited to residences: residential zoning.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a place of personal residence or to a location for such places.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to residency.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a residence or residents.
  • adj. Residing; residentiary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating or pertaining to residence or to residents; adapted or intended for residence.
  • Of or belonging to a resident.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or connected with residence
  • adj. used or designed for residence or limited to residences

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Examples

  • Durham said the parties had agreed that the issue before council was whether the term residential as used in the code includes the term private school, and that council could exclude other evidence.

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  • Our shops are there and our mansions are elsewhere, far away, in what we call residential quarters -- such as Park Lane, Queen's Gate, Mayfair, the Bayswater Road, and Grosvenor Square.

    Roving East and Roving West

  • We are counting on some increase in what we call our residential light commercial and components business.

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  • Parking is only full (and expensive) during major events or commute times. the c is for crankier it's even more pernicious than that. when we require parking in residential units, that renter or condo owner who's at the tipping point in deciding to go car-free is given a firm push back into car-ownership land.

    The “Plague” of a Limited Parking Supply « PubliCola

  • The report states: The entire U.S. population is exposed on a daily basis to numerous agricultural chemicals, some of which are also used in residential and commercial landscaping.

    Annie Spiegelman: Living Downstream: Steingraber Documentary Puts Moral Imperative on Banning Cancer-Causing Chemicals

  • All three agency leaders were part of former DYRS Director Vinnie Schiraldi's reform effort, which focused on keeping youth out of detention centers and in residential treatment facilities.

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  • However, increasing density for several blocks on either side of streetcar lines, as he suggested, should alarm homeowners in residential and historic neighborhoods, including around H Street, Eighth Street and Michigan Avenue NE; 14th Street NW and Georgia Avenue; and in Anacostia, Woodley Park, Brookland and Takoma Park.

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  • These shocking and heartbreaking stories are among thousands of cases chronicled by Gregory Kutz, a Government Accountability Office (GAO) managing director, who led a nationwide investigation that documented widespread abuse, torture, neglect and death of troubled and disabled children in residential programs and in public and private schools across the United States.

    Greg Kutz: Uncovering child abuse and neglect at residential, public and private schools

  • The FTC responded with a guide for parents to use before enrolling their children in residential troubled teen programs.

    Greg Kutz: Uncovering child abuse and neglect at residential, public and private schools

  • Best known For: Leading a nationwide investigation that informed Congress and the American public about widespread abuse, torture, neglect and death of troubled and disabled children in residential programs and in public and private schools across the United States.

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