non·​res·​i·​den·​tial ˌnän-ˌre-zə-ˈden(t)-shəl How to pronounce nonresidential (audio)
: not residential: such as
: not used as a residence or by residents
nonresidential buildings
: not restricted to or occupied by residences
a nonresidential neighborhood
: not provided to patients residing in a facility
a nonresidential treatment program

Examples of nonresidential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the years before the pandemic, construction spending in New York City on nonresidential projects, including offices, averaged about $21 billion annually, according to the New York Building Congress, a trade group for construction and real estate companies. Matthew Haag, New York Times, 28 Dec. 2023 The state Legislature is also weighing two bills that could lead to more savings, including one prohibiting the use of potable water on some decorative grasses, and another that would require nonresidential projects to transition to low-water and local native plants. Hayley Smith, Los Angeles Times, 12 June 2023 There were fewer residential burglaries and larcenies and more nonresidential burglaries in the first half of 2023 than during the same period four years earlier, according to the report. Michelle Watson, CNN, 20 July 2023 Hosseini plans to develop the land - which includes a sensitive watershed once targeted for conservation by the state - into approximately 1,300 dwelling units and 650,000 square feet of nonresidential use, including an outdoor village shopping district. Michael Scherer, Isaac Arnsdorf and Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 29 June 2023 The price for nonresidential customers is the same as that for residents under 65, $24.36 a month, or $73.08 per quarter. Kimberly Fornek, Chicago Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 When activists pressed this year to increase affordable housing in a planned skyscraper elsewhere at the trade center, their campaign argued that too much redevelopment money has gone to lavish, nonresidential buildings while many New Yorkers have been priced out of the area. Jennifer Peltz, Fortune, 7 Sep. 2023 Israel Israel is requiring solar panels on new nonresidential buildings, and new residential buildings must be equipped for future solar installations. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 6 Sep. 2023 Several nonresidential buildings caught fire and were damaged. Compiled By Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonresidential was in 1898

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“Nonresidential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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