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  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"

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  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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.]

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  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.


Translations for residual

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

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