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Definition 1: (often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where residual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he could retire on his residuals

(residual is a kind of ...) a sum of money paid or a claim discharged

(residual is used in the usage domain ...) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

Definition 2: something left after other parts have been taken away - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where residual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • there was no remainder
  • he threw away the rest
  • he took what he wanted and I got the balance

Synonyms for residual in the sense of this definition

(residual is a kind of ...) something determined in relation to something that includes it

"he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself" "I read a portion of the manuscript" "the smaller component is hard to reach" "the animal constituent of plankton"

(... is a kind of residual ) a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists

Definition 3: relating to or indicating a remainder - [adjective denoting pert]

Samples where residual or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • residual quantity

Synonyms for residual in the sense of this definition

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