- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM residualnon·re·sid·u·al, adjective, nounun·re·sid·u·al, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH residualresidual , residue
Words nearby residual
How to use residual in a sentence
“I made it work with my little residual checks for a year and then I ended up moving into my sister’s garage for six years,” he admitted.Reggie Hayes Details His Struggle With Finding Work After ‘Girlfriends’ – ‘Those Were Pretty Awful Years’|Rachaell Davis|September 25, 2020|Essence.com
While it’s possible to be successful trading currency, when people realize how difficult it is to learn, she says, they turn to signing people up instead so that they can receive the residual income.Inside the weird new world of social ‘forex’ trading—where you sign up friends, and some report risky red flags for investors|Brooke Henderson|September 20, 2020|Fortune
Low residual value — the amount cars are worth after a few years of ownership — was one of many factors holding back wider adoption of EVs.Of all used cars, this Tesla model sells the fastest|Verne Kopytoff|August 24, 2020|Fortune
Finally, the model randomly applies some residual, state-specific error in each state.How FiveThirtyEight’s 2020 Presidential Forecast Works — And What’s Different Because Of COVID-19|Nate Silver (email@example.com)|August 12, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
If they’re a qualified candidate for a prosthetic, Unlimited Tomorrow sends them a 3D scanner, which they use to scan their residual limb.This Startup Is 3D Printing Custom Prosthetics for a Fraction of the Standard Cost|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|July 22, 2020|Singularity Hub
There is a lot of residual concern that Lizard Squad was able to get even this far.
Then deal with the host of significant residual issues starting with the Dream Act kids.
Was it wise for the US to leave Iraq without even a residual force in place?
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.
Defense Department officials initially suggested a sizable residual force, with estimates ranging from 16,000 to 24,000 troops.
As we flung them into an empty chamber, I turned the burden face down, and on the back were two thin wisps of residual wings.Valley of the Croen|Lee Tarbell
The quantity that can under no circumstances be expelled (residual air) is about 100 cubic inches.Voice Production in Singing and Speaking|Wesley Mills
What remains in the lungs, amounting to about 100 cubic inches, is called the residual air.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
A residual product of this dish is a sort of hard-bake toffee, formed by the leakage of jam from the chupatties.In the Ranks of the C.I.V.|Erskine Childers
The magnetism remaining in the iron after the current stops is called the residual magnetism.Physics|Willis Eugene Tower
British Dictionary definitions for residual
- 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