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
Simple Definition of residual
: 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>
Examples of residual
She's still dealing with the residual effects of the accident.
First Known Use of residual
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