- residual [ri zij′o͞o əl]adj.[see RESIDUE & -AL]of, or having the nature of, a residue or residuum; left over after part or most is taken away; remainingn.1. what is left at the end of a process; something remaining☆ 2. the fee paid to a performer for each rerun of filmed or taped material, as on television often used in pl.3. Geol. MONADNOCK4. Math. the difference between an actual value of some variable and a mean or other estimated valueresiduallyadv.
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.