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residual

[ ri-zij-oo-uhl ]
/ rɪˈzɪdʒ u əl /
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adjective
noun
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Origin of residual

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin residu(um) “what is left over, remainder” (noun use of neuter of adjective residuus “left over,” derivative of resid(ēre) “to remain seated, be left over”) + -uus adjective suffix + -al adjective suffix; see reside,-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM residual

non·re·sid·u·al, adjective, nounun·re·sid·u·al, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH residual

residual , residue
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How to use residual in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for residual

residual
/ (rɪˈzɪdjʊəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or designating a residue or remainder; remaining; left over
(of deposits, soils, etc) formed by the weathering of pre-existing rocks and the removal of disintegrated material
of or relating to the payment of residuals
noun
something left over as a residue; remainder
statistics
  1. the difference between the mean of a set of observations and one particular observation
  2. the difference between the numerical value of one particular observation and the theoretical result
(often plural) payment made to an actor, actress, musician, etc, for subsequent use of film in which the person appears

Derived forms of residual

residually, adverb
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Medical definitions for residual

residual
[ rĭ-zĭjōō-əl ]

adj.
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
Remaining as a residue.
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