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1residual

noun re·sid·u·al \ri-ˈzi-jə-wəl, -jəl; -ˈzij-wəl\

Definition of RESIDUAL

1
:  remainder, residuum: as
a :  the difference between results obtained by observation and by computation from a formula or between the mean of several observations and any one of them
b :  a residual product or substance
c :  an internal aftereffect of experience or activity that influences later behavior; especially :  a disability remaining from a disease or operation
2
:  a payment (as to an actor or writer) for each rerun after an initial showing (as of a TV show)

Origin of RESIDUAL

Latin residuum residue
First Known Use: 1557

Other Broadcasting Terms

continuity, dissolve, fade, feed, remote, spike, wipe

2residual

adjective

: remaining after a process has been completed or something has been removed

Full Definition of RESIDUAL

1
:  of, relating to, or constituting a residue
2
:  leaving a residue that remains effective for some time <a residual pesticide>
re·sid·u·al·ly adverb

Examples of RESIDUAL

  1. She's still dealing with the residual effects of the accident.

First Known Use of RESIDUAL

1570
July 06, 2015
categorical Hear it
absolute or relating to a category
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