- 1 (of an area of a city or town) suitable for living in; consisting of houses rather than factories or offices a quiet residential area
- 2relating to homes rather than offices The gas company offers special rates for residential customers.
- 3 (of a job, a course, etc.) requiring a person to live at a particular place; offering a place to live a residential language course a residential home for the elderly residential care for children
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NAmE//ˌrɛzəˈdɛnʃl//[usually before noun]