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 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 quantity — residual quantity, Mathematics. a binomial having one of its terms negative, as 2a b …   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 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… …   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 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 — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ remaining after the greater part or quantity has gone or been subtracted. ► NOUN 1) a residual quantity. 2) a royalty paid to a performer or writer for a repeat of a play, television show, or advertisement. 3) the resale value of a… …   English terms dictionary

  • residual — /ri zij ooh euhl/, adj. 1. pertaining to or constituting a residue or remainder; remaining; leftover. 2. Math. a. formed by the subtraction of one quantity from another: a residual quantity. b. (of a set) having complement of first category. 3.… …   Universalium

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