Residue
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. [1913 Webster]

The residue of them will I deliver to the sword. --Jer. xv. 9. [1913 Webster]

If church power had then prevailed over its victims, not a residue of English liberty would have been saved. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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; a {moiety} or {group}; -- used as nearly equivalent to {radical}, but in a more general sense. [1913 Webster +PJC]

Note: The term radical is sometimes restricted to groups containing carbon, the term residue and {moiety} being applied to the others. [1913 Webster]

4. (Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that differs from a given number by a multiple of a given modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rest; remainder; remnant; balance; residuum; remains; leavings; relics. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • residue — res·i·due / re zə ˌdü, ˌdyü/ n: something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated; specif: the part of a testator s estate remaining after the satisfaction of all debts, charges, taxes, and legacies other than residuary… …   Law dictionary

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  • residue — mid 14c., from O.Fr. residu, from L. residuum a remainder, neut. of residuus remaining, left over, from residere remain behind (see RESIDENCE (Cf. residence)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • residue — ► NOUN 1) a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used. 2) Law the part of an estate that is left after the payment of charges, debts, and bequests. 3) a substance that remains after a process such… …   English terms dictionary

  • residue — [rez′ə do͞o΄, rez′ədyo͞o΄] n. [ME < MFr residu < L residuum, neut. of residuus, remaining < residere: see RESIDE] 1. that which is left over after part is taken away; remainder; rest 2. Chem. the matter remaining at the end of a process …   English World dictionary

  • residue — res|i|due [ˈrezıdju: US du:] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: residu, from Latin residuum, from residere; RESIDE] 1.) [U and C] a substance that remains on a surface, in a container etc and cannot be removed easily, or that remains after …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • residue — UK [ˈrezɪdjuː] / US [ˈrezɪdu] noun [countable] Word forms residue : singular residue plural residues a) the part of something that remains after the rest has gone or ended pesticide residues in food He left the residue of his estate to a nephew.… …   English dictionary

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