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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

re•sid•u•alrɪˈzɪdʒ u əl(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or constituting a remainder; remaining; leftover.

  2. of or pertaining to the payment of residuals.

    Category: Showbiz

  3. Geol. remaining after the soluble elements have been dissolved:

    residual soil.

    Category: Geology

  4. (n.)a residual quantity; remainder.

  5. Often, residuals. something that remains to discomfort or disable a person following an illness, injury, operation, or the like; disability.

  6. Usu., residuals. a fee paid, as to an actor or composer, for repeated broadcasts of a film, program, commercial, etc., after its original presentation or period of use.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of residual:

1550–60; < L residu(um) what is left over +-uus deverbal adj. suffix) + -al1

re•sid′u•al•ly(adv.)

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

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.


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