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residual Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; rest; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  2. noun (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. adjective relating to or indicating a remainder
    residuary.
    • residual quantity
WordNet

Re*sid"u*al adjective
Etymology
See Residue.
Definitions
  1. Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken.
Re*sid"u*al noun
Definitions
  1. (Math.) (a) The difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula. (b) The difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them.

Webster 1913


"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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