noun \ri-ˈzi-jə-wəl, -jəl; -ˈzij-wəl\

Definition of RESIDUAL

:  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
:  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



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

Full Definition of RESIDUAL

:  of, relating to, or constituting a residue
:  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



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