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Residue definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

RES'IDUE, n. [L. residuus.]
1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated, removed or designated.
The locusts shall eat the residue of that which has escaped. Exodus 10.
The residue of them will I deliver to the sword. Jeremiah 15.
2. The balance or remainder of a debt or account.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: matter that remains after something has been removed
2: something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance" [syn: remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin residuum, from neuter of residuus left over, from resid?re to remain Date: 14th century something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated or after the completion of a process ; remnant, remainder: as a. the part of a testator's estate remaining after the satisfaction of all debts, charges, allowances, and previous devises and bequests b. the remainder after subtracting a multiple of a modulus from an integer or a power of the integer that can appear as the second of the two terms in an appropriate congruence <2 and 7 are residues of 12 modulo 5> c. a constituent structural unit (as a group or monomer) of a usually complex molecule <amino acid residues from hydrolysis of protein>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 what is left over or remains; a remainder; the rest. 2 Law what remains of an estate after the payment of charges, debts, and bequests. 3 esp. Chem. a residuum. Etymology: ME f. OF residu f. L residuum: see RESIDUUM

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Residue 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.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(residues) A residue of something is a small amount that remains after most of it has gone. Always using the same shampoo means that a residue can build up on the hair. N-COUNT: usu with supp

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Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Remainder, rest, remnant, residuum. 2. (Law.) Surplus (of a testator's estate), excess, overplus.

Moby Thesaurus

afterglow, afterimage, balance, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff, debris, detritus, dregs, end, excess, fag end, filings, fossil, heel, holdover, husks, leavings, leftover, leftovers, odds and ends, offscourings, orts, parings, rags, refuse, relics, remainder, remains, remnant, residual, residuum, rest, roach, rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings, scraps, shadow, shavings, straw, stubble, stump, surplus, survival, sweepings, trace, vestige, waste


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