Residual air
Residual Re*sid"u*al (r?-z?d"?-al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster]

{Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most violent expiratory effort. It amounts to from 75 to 100 cubic inches. Cf. {Supplemental air}, under {Supplemental}.

{Residual error}. (Mensuration) See {Error}, 6 (b) .

{Residual figure} (Geom.), the figure which remains after a less figure has been taken from a greater one.

{Residual magnetism} (Physics), remanent magnetism. See under {Remanent}.

{Residual product}, a by product, as cotton waste from a cotton mill, coke and coal tar from gas works, etc.

{Residual quantity} (Alg.), a binomial quantity the two parts of which are connected by the negative sign, as a-b.

{Residual root} (Alg.), the root of a residual quantity, as [root](a-b). [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • residual air — n RESIDUAL VOLUME * * * see under volume …   Medical dictionary

  • residual air — noun : the volume of air still remaining in the lungs after the most forcible expiration possible and amounting usually to 60 to 100 cubic inches compare supplemental air …   Useful english dictionary

  • Residual — Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most violent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual error — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual figure — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual magnetism — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual product — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual quantity — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Residual root — Residual Re*sid u*al (r? z?d ? al), a. [See {Residue}.] Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken. [1913 Webster] {Residual air} (Physiol.), that portion of air contained in the lungs which can not be expelled even by the most… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • residual volume — n the volume of air still remaining in the lungs after the most forcible expiration possible and amounting usu. to 60 to 100 cubic inches (980 to 1640 cubic centimeters) called also residual air compare SUPPLEMENTAL AIR * * * the volume of air… …   Medical dictionary

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