Definitions for residualrɪˈzɪdʒ u əl
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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"
(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"
relating to or indicating a remainder
A remainder left over at the end of some process.
Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.
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').
pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken
the difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula
the difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them
Origin: [See Residue.]
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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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.
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.
In my 15 patients, 13 were basically cured and felt that all of their symptoms had resolved. Two of the patients had a few residual symptoms, but had significant improvement.
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.
These are certainly not residual threats that would allow for a peaceful transition across Afghanistan, ultimately the threats Afghanistan faces require our sustained attention and forward presence.
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