What does residue mean?

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ˈrɛz ɪˌdu, -ˌdyuresidue

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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"

GCIDE

  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.]

Wiktionary

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Residue

    rez′i-dū, n. that which is left behind after a part is taken away: the remainder: the residuum of an estate after payment of debts and legacies.—adj. Resid′ual, remaining as residue.—n. that which remains after a subtraction, as the difference between one of a series of observed values and the mean of the series, &c.—ns. Resid′ual-air, that portion of air which cannot be expelled by the most violent efforts from the lungs; Resid′ual-charge, a charge of electricity spontaneously acquired by coated glass; Resid′ual-mag′netism, remanent magnetism; Resid′ual-quan′tity, a binomial connected with the sign - (minus).—adj. Resid′uary, pertaining to the residue: receiving the remainder, as residuary estate.—ns. Resid′uary-clause, that part of a will which disposes of whatever may be left after satisfying the other provisions of the will; Resid′uary-legatēē′, the legatee to whom is bequeathed the residuum.—v.t. Resid′uate, to find the residual of.—ns. Residuā′tion, the act of finding the residual; Resid′uent, a by-product left after the removal of a principal product.—adj. Resid′uous, residual.—n. Resid′ūum, that which is left after any process of purification: a residue. [O. Fr. residu—L. residuumresidēre, to remain behind.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  1. diuerse, ureides

  2. Diuerse

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of residue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of residue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of residue in a Sentence

  1. Branch Rickey:

    Luck is the residue of design.

  2. Leslie Miklosy:

    Humans are so foolish--we measure ourselves by our residue.

  3. Boston Police Officer Lauren Woods:

    I smelled the residue of smoke, smelled like fireworks, cannons.

  4. Chairani Rachmatullah:

    Eventually the machinery gets clogged with residue like slagging causing blockages, and then it breaks down.

  5. Olli Heinonen:

    You can repaint, and pour concrete, to hide radioactive residue or simulate the tests with non-nuclear material.

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