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

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The vehicles are allowed in nonresidential areas such as in front of businesses or churches. Douglas Belkin, WSJ, "Get That Truck Out: A Town’s Pickup Ban Runs Into Blowback," 1 July 2018 After two years of nearly zero growth ending in 2016, private nonresidential investment has since risen smartly despite tightening monetary policy. James Freeman, WSJ, "Rubio’s Buyback Tax," 17 Dec. 2018 Private, nonresidential investment, though, has come to a shuddering halt, ending a positive streak that dated to mid-2016. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Big Trouble in Little Japan," 25 May 2018 The zoning laws were rewritten and approved late last year to require nonresidential properties, which would include the mixed-use Elkins Estate, to pay municipal taxes. Katie Park,, "Will a boutique hotel and spa open at Cheltenham's Elkins Estate? Developer in talks to buy the property for $6 million," 2 July 2018 The register so far lists 35 residential districts, eight nonresidential districts and 215 individual properties. Megan Janetsky, azcentral, "A hotel, a war and a family tethered to Phoenix's history," 20 June 2018 The value of new nonresidential projects totaled $644.4 million in April, up 85 percent from $347.4 million in April 2018. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "Houston construction starts jump in April along with job growth," 31 May 2018 City officials contend state law requires those patients to be served at more secure treatment centers, preferably in nonresidential neighborhoods. Walker Orenstein, The Seattle Times, "Lakewood moves to stop release of some Western State Hospital psychiatric patients within its borders," 28 May 2018 Malcom Ross, whose home is on South Road in Farmington in one of the town’s new floating zones, isn’t at all happy at the prospect of more nonresidential development in his neighborhood. Gregory B. Hladky,, "More Communities Using 'Floating Zones' To Boost Mixed-Use Development," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonresidential

1898, in the meaning defined above

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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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