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Meaning of RESIDUE

Pronunciation:  'rezi`doo

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
\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
   legacies.

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.
 

 

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