non·​res·​i·​den·​tial | \ ˌnän-ˌre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce nonresidential (audio) , -ˌrez-ˈden(t)- \

Definition of nonresidential

: not residential: such as
a : not used as a residence or by residents nonresidential buildings
b : not restricted to or occupied by residences a nonresidential neighborhood
c : not provided to patients residing in a facility a nonresidential treatment program

Examples of nonresidential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Tiburon allows them only in nonresidential areas and at certain times of day. Mallory Moench,, "California’s latest pollution push: Banning gas-powered mowers and blowers," 6 Jan. 2020 The universal recycling law will require trucking companies to provide food scrap collection services to nonresidential customers and multi-unit apartment complexes, the Burlington Free Press reported. Kristin Lam, USA TODAY, "Don't throw food in the trash in Vermont, or ask about salary history in New Jersey. Here are 7 state law changes for 2020," 27 Dec. 2019 In 2016, the city began requiring owners of midsize buildings to retrofit lighting systems in nonresidential spaces. New York Times, "Why Is New York City’s Skyline Always Lit Up?," 27 Dec. 2019 Residential construction fell 27 percent to $797.8 million, while nonresidential activity fell 61 percent to $305.7 million. Houston Chronicle, "Golf out, lounging in at renovated Greenway Plaza Sky Terrace," 5 July 2019 The value of new nonresidential projects, such as office, hotel and warehouse developments, rose by 42 percent to $601 million in November, up from $422 million in November 2018. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Houston construction projects lose steam in November," 26 Dec. 2019 Weak spending in August marked the fourth consecutive month of malaise in the U.S., dragged down by continued weakness in nonresidential building., "Caterpillar stung by slowing global economy," 23 Oct. 2019 In San Jose, new low-rise hotels, high-rise multifamily buildings and nonresidential buildings that use gas must have energy efficiency that exceeds state standards. Mallory Moench,, "California solar mandate, gas bans take effect in 2020: what you need to know," 26 Dec. 2019 The value of Houston-area construction projects commencing in August experienced steep year-over-year drops on both the residential and nonresidential side, a new Dodge Data & Analytics report showed. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Greater Houston construction activity sees big decline in August," 26 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of nonresidential

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonresidential.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonresidential

: not made for people to live in
British, of an activity, class, etc. : not including or providing a place for people to live

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