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n. pl. re·sid·u·a (-o͞o-ə)
1. Something remaining after removal of a part; a residue.
2. Law See residue.

[Latin, residue; see residue.]


n, pl -ua (-jʊə)
a more formal word for residue


(rɪˈzɪdʒ u əm)

n., pl. -sid•u•a (-ˈzɪdʒ u ə)
1. a remainder or residue.
2. the matter remaining after operation of any of a number of chemical processes, as filtration.
[1665–75; < Latin; see residual]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.residuum - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - 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"
leftover, remnant - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists


[rɪˈzɪdjʊəm] N (residua (pl)) → residuo m


n (Chem) → Rückstand m, → Residuum nt
References in classic literature ?
But, nevertheless, it is anything but agreeable to be haunted by a suspicion that one's intellect is dwindling away, or exhaling, without your consciousness, like ether out of a phial; so that, at every glance, you find a smaller and less volatile residuum.
If, to avoid this consequence, they had attempted a partial enumeration of the exceptions, and described the residue by the general terms, NOT NECESSARY OR PROPER, it must have happened that the enumeration would comprehend a few of the excepted powers only; that these would be such as would be least likely to be assumed or tolerated, because the enumeration would of course select such as would be least necessary or proper; and that the unnecessary and improper powers included in the residuum, would be less forcibly excepted, than if no partial enumeration had been made.
When she came close and looked in she beheld indistinct forms racing up and down to the figure of the dance, the silence of their footfalls arising from their being overshoe in "scroff"--that is to say, the powdery residuum from the storage of peat and other products, the stirring of which by their turbulent feet created the nebulosity that involved the scene.
Encouraged by the practical outcome of Bert's negotiations with his brother, and by the fact that half the hiring-stock was out from Saturday to Monday, they decided to ignore the residuum of hiring-trade on Sunday and devote that day to much-needed relaxation and refreshment--to have, in fact, an unstinted good time, a beano on Whit Sunday and return invigorated to grapple with their difficulties and the Bank Holiday repairs on the Monday.
The Populace,' the 'vast raw and half-developed residuum.
In its experiments there has always remained, in the last analysis, a residuum it could not resolve.
The Residuum Upgrade Project (RUP), launched in 2011, will boost the conversion capacity of the 11 million tonne per annum (mtpa) Izmit refinery and enable it to process heavier and higher sulphur content crude oils.
This is the lowest average residuum reported in the last fifteen years since the high of 98% in 1999.
Here, the elastomer composition and the tire of the invention are characterized in containing residuum generated in a fermentative treatment of an organic matter in an elastomer component.
8x adjusted for debt related to the residuum upgrade) one-year forward looking EV/EBITDA and 11.
US refineries are therefore turning to imports of residuum from refineries in Russia and Africa to earn a return.
Tupras aims to make products with a low sulfur content such as diesel and gasoline from higher-content products such as fuel-oil through a so-called residuum upgrade project.