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RESIDUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does residual mean? 

RESIDUAL (noun)
  The noun RESIDUAL has 2 senses:

1. something left after other parts have been taken away
2. (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing

  Familiarity information: RESIDUAL used as a noun is rare.


RESIDUAL (adjective)
  The adjective RESIDUAL has 1 sense:

1. relating to or indicating a remainder

  Familiarity information: RESIDUAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESIDUAL (noun)


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Meaning:

Something left after other parts have been taken away

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

remainder; residual; residuum; rest; residue; balance

Context examples:

there was no remainder / he threw away the rest / he took what he wanted and I got the balance

Hypernyms ("residual" is a kind of...):

component; component part; part; portion (something determined in relation to something that includes it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "residual"):

leftover; remnant (a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists)


Sense 2residual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Context example:

he could retire on his residuals

Hypernyms ("residual" is a kind of...):

payment (a sum of money paid)

Domain usage:

plural; plural form (the form of a word that is used to denote more than one)


RESIDUAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Relating to or indicating a remainder

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

residual; residuary

Context example:

residual quantity

Pertainym:

residue (matter that remains after something has been removed)


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