Etymology
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residential (adj.)

1650s, "serving as a residence," from resident (n.) + -ial. Meaning "pertaining to residents, having to do with housing" is by 1856.

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Definitions of residential

residential (adj.)
used or designed for residence or limited to residences;
a residential hotel
a residential quarter
a residential college
residential zoning
residential (adj.)
of or relating to or connected with residence;
a residential requirement for the doctorate
From wordnet.princeton.edu