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residual

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

2 a lingering indication of something from the past
  • Some modern traditions are residuals of ancient beliefs and rituals.

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residual

adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms of residual (Entry 2 of 2)

still existing or happening after something is completed or removed
  • The oven was still warm with residual heat.
  • The area is still dealing with the residual effects of the flood.

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The first known use of residual was in 1557

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“Residual.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/residual. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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