Residual Definition

rĭ-zĭjo͝o-əl
adjective
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
American Heritage
Of, or having the nature of, a residue or residuum; left over after part or most is taken away; remaining.
Webster's New World
A leftover; remainder; a residue.
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noun
What is left at the end of a process; something remaining.
Webster's New World
The fee paid to a performer for each rerun of filmed or taped material, as on television.
Webster's New World
Webster's New World
The difference between an actual value of some variable and a mean or other estimated value.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Residual

Noun

Singular:
residual
Plural:
residuals

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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