- residuum(def 2).
- an atom or group of atoms considered as a group or part of a molecule.
- that part remaining as a solid on a filter paper after a liquid passes through in the filtration procedure.
- the coefficient of the term with exponent −1 in a Laurent series of a function of a complex variable.
- a number related to a given number by a congruence.
- residual unemployment,
- residual urine,
- residual volume,
Origin of residue
Examples from the Web for residue
For five weeks I forced myself to sit at my house table, figuring that my reluctance was a residue of my introversion.
There is no mention of any residue of the tablets that Shawn is supposed to have taken.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That oil used in manufacturing the gauges had not been flushed out, and a residue remained.
When these are present the residue in the ignition tube becomes dark on cooling.The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis|Frederick Hutton Getman
The residue is dissolved in water, a few drops of nitric acid added, and the solution divided into two portions.
The residue were ferociously bidden to an "extra" after dinner.The Lighter Side of School Life|Ian Hay
And let the residue take that which is needful for clothing.
The residue of the day he doth spend upon the lute and virginals.The Reign of Henry the Eighth, Volume 1 (of 3)|James Anthony Froude
Word Origin for residue
mid-14c., from Old French residu (14c.), from Latin residuum "a remainder, that which is left behind," noun use of neuter of adjective residuus "remaining, left over," from residere "remain behind" (see reside).