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residual

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

Definition of residual

  1. 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. 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

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residual

adjective re·sid·u·al

Simple Definition of residual

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

Full Definition of residual

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or constituting a residue

  2. 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.



1570

First Known Use of residual

1570


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