What does residual mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word residual.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest(noun)

    something left after other parts have been taken away

    "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"

  2. residual(adj)

    (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing

    "he could retire on his residuals"

  3. residual, residuary(adj)

    relating to or indicating a remainder

    "residual quantity"

Wiktionary

  1. residual(Noun)

    A remainder left over at the end of some process.

  2. residual(Noun)

    Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.

  3. residual(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.

  4. Origin: Recorded since 1570. From residue, itself from residu (=modern), from residuum "a remainder", the neutral inflection of residuus "remaining, left over", the past participle of residere "remain behind" (from re- 'back, again' + sedere to sit, reside').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Residual(adj)

    pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken

  2. Residual(noun)

    the difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula

  3. Residual(noun)

    the difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them

  4. Origin: [See Residue.]

Freebase

  1. Residual

    A residual is a payment made to the creator of performance art for subsequent showings or screenings of the work. A typical use is in the payment of residuals for television reruns. The word is often used in the plural form.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of residual in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of residual in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Omar Fall:

    We're also looking at them to reduce the scope of their European retail operations, preferably to zero, and to trim back the residual German retail operations.

  2. Omar Fall:

    We’re also looking at them to reduce the scope of their European retail operations, preferably to zero, and to trim back the residual German retail operations.

  3. Thomas Molinaro:

    When we biopsy the embryo for testing, this residual sperm can create interference which affects the fidelity of the testing. Using ICSI removes this contamination and results in better accuracy.

  4. Analyst Mark Dwelle:

    We wouldn't expect any of these investments to be fully written off, it's likely that all have at least some residual value, and Fairfax doesn't have any present liquidity needs which would force it to recognize losses via a sale.

  5. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester:

    At this point, the FOMC doesn't anticipate selling the agency mortgage-backed securities on its balance sheet as part of the normalization process, although it might engage in limited sales in the longer run to reduce or eliminate residual holdings.

Images & Illustrations of residual

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Translations for residual

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • υπολειμματικόςGreek
  • jäännös, jäännös-, jälki-Finnish
  • résiduelFrench
  • residuair, restproduct, overblijfsel, residu, overgebleven, restantDutch
  • остаточный, остатокRussian
  • resterande, kvarvarande, överblivenSwedish
  • 剩餘的Chinese

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