Residual meaning

rĭ-zĭjo͝o-əl
The definition of a residual is something left over after other things have been used, subtracted or removed.

An example of residual is the paint which left over after all the rooms in a house have been painted.

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Residual is defined as things that remain or that are left over after the main part of something is gone.

Money left over after you've spent most of your paycheck on rent and necessities is an example of residual income.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
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Remaining as a residue.
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The quantity left over at the end of a process; a remainder.
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Of, or having the nature of, a residue or residuum; left over after part or most is taken away; remaining.
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The fee paid to a performer for each rerun of filmed or taped material, as on television.
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The difference between an actual value of some variable and a mean or other estimated value.
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A leftover; remainder; a residue.
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Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.
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A remainder left over at the end of some process.
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(in the plural) Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
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A payment made to a performer, writer, or director for each repeat showing of a recorded television show or commercial.
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What is left at the end of a process; something remaining.
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Origin of residual

  • Recorded since 1570. From residue, itself from Old French residu (Modern résidu), from Latin residuum (“a remainder"), the neutral inflection of residuus (“remaining, left over"), perfect participle of resideō (“I remain behind") (from re- (“back, again") + sedeō (“I sit, I reside").

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