Definitions for residueˈrɛz ɪˌdu, -ˌdyu

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  1. residue(noun)

    matter that remains after something has been removed

  2. 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"

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  1. Residue(n.)

    (Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group regarded as a portion of a molecule; a moiety or group; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense.

  2. Origin: [F. rsidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See Reside, and cf. Residuum.]

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  1. residue(Noun)

    Whatever remains after something else has been removed.

  2. residue(Noun)

    The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.

  3. residue(Noun)

    Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.

  4. residue(Noun)

    A form of complex number.

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  1. Residue(noun)

    that which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed, or designated; remnant; remainder

  2. Residue(noun)

    that part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and legacies

  3. Residue(noun)

    that which remains of a molecule after the removal of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group regarded as a portion of a molecule; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense

  4. Residue(noun)

    any positive or negative number that differs from a given number by a multiple of a given modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues

  5. Origin: [F. rsidu, L. residuum, fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to remain behind. See Reside, and cf. Residuum.]

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  1. Residue

    In mathematics, more specifically complex analysis, the residue is a complex number proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities. Residues can be computed quite easily and, once known, allow the determination of general contour integrals via the residue theorem.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'residue' in Nouns Frequency: #2977

Anagrams of residue »

  1. diuerse, ureides

  2. Diuerse


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