Definitions for residueˈrɛz ɪˌdu, -ˌdyu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

res•i•dueˈrɛz ɪˌdu, -ˌdyu(n.)

  1. something that remains after a part is removed, disposed of, or used; remainder; rest; remnant.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. an atom or group of atoms considered as a group or part of a molecule.

    Category: Chemistry

    Ref: residuum (def. 2). 2

  3. the part of a testator's estate that remains after the payment of all debts, bequests, etc.

    Category: Law

Origin of residue:

1300–50; ME < MF residu < L residuum what is left over; see residual

Princeton's WordNet

  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"


  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.

Webster Dictionary

  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


  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.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

Anagrams of residue

  1. diuerse, ureides

  2. Diuerse

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what remains or is left over.

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