- formed by the subtraction of one quantity from another: a residual quantity.
- (of a set) having complement of first category.
- the deviation of one of a set of observations or numbers from the mean of the set.
- the deviation between an empirical and a theoretical result.
Origin of residual
Synonyms for residual
Related Words for residualcontinuing, enduring, lingering, net, balance, surplus, extra, remaining, unused, unconsumed
Examples from the Web for residual
Contemporary Examples of residual
There is a lot of residual concern that Lizard Squad was able to get even this far.The Attack on the Hidden Internet
December 29, 2014
Was it wise for the US to leave Iraq without even a residual force in place?Want President Hillary? Then Primary Her
November 24, 2014
I thought I could feel something, but it was hard to tell if it was residual tingling from the massage or magic on the path.The Crazy Medieval Island of Sark
October 4, 2014
Advancements in armor and medical care have saved their lives but left them struggling with these residual injuries.How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries
March 23, 2014
But here was a mother who “knew,” but had residual misgivings, and problems and frailties of her own.How ‘Looking’ Suddenly Got Its Act Together
March 10, 2014
Historical Examples of residual
I'm currently checking stuff that looks like residual organic, and am not too happy about it.Competition
Similarly the residual cellulose shows a deficiency of 5-9 p.ct.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
The residual gases in a vacuum tube are dense by comparison.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
It is quite exquisite, the hunt after and the unearthing of the residual cause.Spare Hours
Residual mantles of impure clay and sand are commonly formed.The Economic Aspect of Geology
C. K. Leith
- the difference between the mean of a set of observations and one particular observation
- the difference between the numerical value of one particular observation and the theoretical result