Recorded since 1570. From residue, itself from Old French residu (Modern résidu), from Latin residuum (“a remainder”), the neuter inflection of residuus (“remaining, left over”), perfect participle of resideō (“I remain behind”) (from re- (“back, again”) + sedeō (“I sit, I reside”).
residual (not comparable)
- Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.
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residual (plural residuals)
- A remainder left over at the end of some process.
- (in the plural) Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
residual m, f (plural residuais)
residual m, f (plural residuales)