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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 and Etymology of residual

Latin residuum residue


First Known Use: 1557

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residual

adjective re·sid·u·al

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>

residually

adverb

Examples of residual in a sentence

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

1570

First Known Use of residual

1570


RESIDUAL Defined for English Language Learners


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adjective re·sid·u·al

Definition of residual for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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adjective re·sid·u·al \ri-ˈzij-(ə-)wəl, -ˈzij-əl\

Medical Definition of residual

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or being something that remains: asa:  remaining after a disease or operation <residual paralysis>b:  remaining in a body cavity after maximum normal expulsion has occurred <residual urine>—see residual volume

  2. 2a:  leaving a residue that remains effective for some time after application <residual insecticides>b:  of or relating to a residual insecticide <a residual spray>


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residual

noun re·sid·u·al

Medical Definition of residual

  1. 1:  an internal aftereffect of experience or activity that influences later behavior

  2. 2:  a residual abnormality (as a scar or limp)


Law Dictionary

residual

adjective re·sid·u·al \ri-ˈzi-jə-wəl\

Legal Definition of residual

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


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