- 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.
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Origin of residue
synonym study for residue
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH residueresidual, residue
Words nearby residue
Example sentences from the Web for residue
The liquidy residue at the top of your yogurt cup is an excellent example of whey.
An unpublished 2015 study, also coauthored by Fullagar, found collagen residues on three Cerutti stones, including the newly proposed hammering stone.Two stones fuel debate over when America’s first settlers arrived|Bruce Bower|December 4, 2020|Science News
It helps remove all sorts of food residue without harming the tongue, and can dissolve mineral deposits on teeth, so Li decided to give the liquid a try.Mineral body armor helps some leaf-cutting ants win fights with bigger kin|Christie Wilcox|November 24, 2020|Science News
Coal ash is the fine residue left when coal is burned to produce power.A Power Company’s Quiet Land-Buying Spree Could Shield It From Coal Ash Cleanup Costs|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|November 24, 2020|ProPublica
By the time I get home, my ride has washed away all of the work residue.Carolyn Hax: She has a 90-minute commute, but it doesn’t have to be all uphill|Carolyn Hax|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
For five weeks I forced myself to sit at my house table, figuring that my reluctance was a residue of my introversion.
Empty cigarette packs, liquor bottles, containers sticky with food residue covered the floor.
Kaszeta insisted that the chemical compound hexamine in the sarin residue was a tell-tale sign of Syrian government involvement.
Yet she also conceded that there is some crude residue still inside the Tesoro rail-facility stormwater system.
Hot chemicals—vaporized electrolyte—had left a trail of toxic residue in the electronics bay.NTSB Doesn’t Think the Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Safe Enough to Fly|Clive Irving|May 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The remainder of the residue may be dissolved in a little dilute sulphuric acid.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The energetic, the daring, the high-spirited go, leaving the residue more abject and nerveless than ever.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
I said: In the midst of my days I shall go to the gates of hell: I sought for the residue of my years.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
When the small residue was completely dry, it was a yellow solid soluble in dilute alcohol and acid to litmus.
The ether was evaporated and the residue was extracted with warm water and filtered.