Definition of Residence
(noun) A place where an individual or group lives; a dwelling; a home.
Examples of Residence
- The President of the United States of America lives at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC
- University students live in dormitories.
Types of Residence
- avunculocal residence
- bilocal residence
- duolocal residence
- matrilocal residence
- neolocal residence
- postmarital residence
- American English – /rEz-uh-duhns/
- British English – /rE-zi-duhns/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /ˈrɛz(ə)d(ə)ns/
- British English – /ˈrɛzᵻd(ə)ns/
- Plural: residences
- The terms “residence” and “home” are often used interchangeably. However, home has a connotation of family and embodied knowledge.
- A legal residence refers to an individual’s permanent residence.
- Also called:
- A (noun) resident (verb) resides in a residence often in a (adjective) residential area and has (noun) residency.
- “[F]amilies once provided their children with jobs. Inheritance of the family farm or business was an important factor structuring many young people’s economic opportunities and their relationships with their parents. Nepotism has not totally vanished from modern economies; many parents can ‘pick up the phone‘ and procure opportunities for their children in the businesses of friends and associates. Nevertheless, most parents who want to help their children must now find other ways to do so. Financing their children’s college education, which often delays complete financial and residential independence of those children, is one way parents achieve this end” (Goldscheider and Torr 2007:2571).
- Family and Kinship Resources – Books, Journals, and Helpful Links
- Word origin of “residence” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- common-law marriage
- family of orientation
- family of procreation
- unilocal rule
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Cite the Definition of Residence
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved May 29, 2023 (https://sociologydictionary.org/residence/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/residence/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed May 29, 2023. https://sociologydictionary.org/residence/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 29 May. 2023. <https://sociologydictionary.org/residence/>.