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residuum

[ri-zij-oo-uh m]
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noun, plural re·sid·u·a [ri-zij-oo-uh] /rɪˈzɪdʒ u ə/.
  1. the residue, remainder, or rest of something.
  2. Also residue. Chemistry. a quantity or body of matter remaining after evaporation, combustion, distillation, etc.
  3. any residual product.
  4. Law. the residue of an estate.
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Origin of residuum

From Latin, dating back to 1665–75; see origin at residual
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Related Words

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Examples from the Web for residuum

Historical Examples

  • To us there seems to be no residuum of this long piece of dialectics.

    Parmenides

    Plato

  • We are not concerned to determine what is the residuum of truth which remains for ourselves.

  • But the residuum of separate nations was some time in making its appearance.

    The Story of Rouen

    Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

  • The residuum of truth that remained after these had been sifted out was something like this.

    Crooked Trails and Straight

    William MacLeod Raine

  • After elimination of all verbiage, this fact was the only residuum.


British Dictionary definitions for residuum

residuum

noun plural -ua (-jʊə)
  1. a more formal word for residue
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residuum in Medicine

residuum

(rĭ-zĭjōō-əm)
n. pl. re•sid•u•a (-ōō-ə)
  1. Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.
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