American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
- adj. Remaining as a residue.
- n. The quantity left over at the end of a process; a remainder.
- n. A payment made to a performer, writer, or director for each repeat showing of a recorded television show or commercial. Often used in the plural.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or having the character of a residuum; remaining.
- A chronic abscess in which the contents have been mostly absorbed.
- In such cases there is said to be electric absorption. It is doubtless due to the fact that the solid dielectric does not immediately recover from the strain resulting from the electric stress. Also called dielectric after-working.
- n. A remainder; especially, the remainder of an observed quantity, after subtracting so much as can be accounted for in a given way.
- n. The integral of a function round a closed contour in the plane of imaginary quantity inclosing a value for which the function becomes infinite, this integral being divided by 2PI. An earlier definition, amounting to the same thing, was the coefficient of x in the development of the function a in a sum of two series, one according to ascending, the other according to descending powers of x. If the oval includes only one value for which the function becomes infinite, the residual is said to be taken for or with respect to that value. Also
- n. A system of points which, together with another system of points of which it is said to be the residual, makes up all the intersections of a given curve with a plane cubic curve.
- n. In mathematics, the difference between a variate and the mean of the set or series.
- adj. Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.
- n. A remainder left over at the end of some process.
- n. in the plural Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken.
- n. The difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula.
- n. The difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them.
- n. (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
- n. something left after other parts have been taken away
- adj. relating to or indicating a remainder
- Recorded since 1570. From residue, itself from Old French residu (Modern résidu), from Latin residuum ("a remainder"), the neutral inflection of residuus ("remaining, left over"), perfect participle of resideō ("I remain behind") (from re- ("back, again") + sedeō ("I sit, I reside"). (Wiktionary)
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“So what's neat about that is what we call a residual haunting.”
“This is what we call a residual income, which means you will get paid time and time again for work you do once.”
“The 1 percent of sightings, which he calls residual UFOs, have attracted his attention.”
“On the back end, Disney paid out $12.6 million in residual fees and figured in $17.2 million for overhead and $41.8 million for debt service -- for a total negative cost of $265.3 million, more than double the studio's take of the box-office receipts.”
“Third: a useful bridge remains – this has significant long-term residual value.”
“Maybe they believed they should get a residual from the webisodes in addition to upfront payment?”
“Sinus cold thing, and oh so tired, a lovely residual from the glandular fever i had a couple of years back.”
“Be sure your doctor tells you as much as is known about possible long-term residual effects from taking an experimental drug or treatment.”
“But actually, I ` m telling you, people were furious with that because of the long-term residual after-effects that are going to last for many, many years because there are people in the Middle East that are not going to believe this is not true.”
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