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Meaning of RESIDUE

Pronunciation:  'rezi`doo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"
  2. [n]  matter that remains after something has been removed

RESIDUE is a 7 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: remainder, residual, residuum, rest
 See Also: ash, component, component part, cotton cake, cottonseed cake, dottle, leftover, matter, part, portion, remnant, substance



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Res"i*due\ (r?z"?-d?), n. [F. r['e]sidu, L. residuum,
fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to
remain behind. See {Reside}, and cf. {Residuum}.]
1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated,
   removed, or designated; remnant; remainder.

         The residue of them will I deliver to the sword.
                                               --Jer. xv. 9.

         If church power had then prevailed over its victims,
         not a residue of English liberty would have been
         saved.                                --I. Taylor.

2. (Law) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not
   disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies
   and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and

3. (Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal
   of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group
   regarded as a portion of a molecule; -- used as nearly
   equivalent to radical, but in a more general sense.

Note: The term radical is sometimes restricted to groups
      containing carbon, the term residue being applied to
      the others.

4. (Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that
   differs from a given number by a multiple of a given
   modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given
   number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues.

Syn: Rest; remainder; remnant; balance; residuum; remains;
     leavings; relics.

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A single unit within a polymer, such as an amino acid within a polypeptide; this term reflects the fact that sugars, nucleotides, and amino acids usually lose a few atoms (usually hydrogens and oxygens) when they're added to a larger molecule.