[ UK /ɹɪsˈɪd‍ʒuːə‍l/ ]
[ US /ɹɪˈzɪdʒuəɫ/ ]
  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
    he could retire on his residuals
  2. something left after other parts have been taken away
    he threw away the rest
    he took what he wanted and I got the balance
    there was no remainder
  1. relating to or indicating a remainder
    residual quantity
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How To Use residual In A Sentence

  • The study also examined blood plasma levels of atazanavir, residual (low-level) viraemia, and drug resistance mutations. Undefined
  • After the seacock or gate valve is closed, remove the hose temporarily so that it drains and then use an absorbent cloth or turkey baster to eliminate any residual water in the nipple.
  • And if there are residual cracks in Adele's pipes, you can't hear them: the word "hometown" easily wraps itself around the venue's lofting ironwork. Adele – review
  • That has led to a catastrophic effect on residual values. Times, Sunday Times
  • Thus residual confounding could not be completely excluded, and the findings could not assign causality.
  • Writers' residuals for original programming on basic cable, ranging from series such as Lifetime Television's ‘Any Day Now’ to telepics for Disney Channel, will also be bumped up.
  • Three types of soils, residual soils, kaolinite and bentonite, were used in the study.
  • The West London Waste Authority must look to more sustainable ways of dealing with residual waste.
  • The opposing magnetic intensity that must be applied to a magnetized material to residual magnetism.
  • There are artist's residuals (payments made to actors for repeat showings of their work), external commercial content, and international rights to consider.
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