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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.]
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n, pl -ua (-jʊə)
a more formal word for residue
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(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]
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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
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[rɪˈzɪdjʊəm] N (residua (pl)) → residuo m
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n (Chem) → Rückstand m, → Residuum nt
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References in classic literature ?
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.
'The Populace,' the 'vast raw and half-developed residuum.' For them Arnold had sincere theoretical sympathy (though his temperament made it impossible for him to enter into the same sort of personal sympathy with them as did Ruskin); but their whole environment and conception of life seemed to him hideous.
In its experiments there has always remained, in the last analysis, a residuum it could not resolve.
While the rest argued pro and con and the air was filled with phrases,--"psychic phenomena," "self-hypnotism," "residuum of unexplained truth," and "spiritism,"--she was reviving mentally the girlhood pictures she had conjured of this soldier-father she had never seen.
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.
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. Of the fact there could be no doubt and, examining myself and others, I was led to conclusions, in reference to the effect of public office on the character, not very favourable to the mode of life in question.
Its innovative architecture utilizes premium technology that's up to 88% more energy efficient than the competition, while Flint Group's door-to-door waste recovery program removes residuum, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Residuum, weathered rock that has undergone minimal erosion after weathering, contains higher concentrations of arsenic than samples not collected over residuum; concentrations depending on the parent material rock type.
There is the presence of an abrupt and repetitive gesture--tearing the plane, literally--that evokes the notions of vestige and residuum. For Galan, drawing is the space between action and its final result.
The primary question is whether Congress intended to limit prosecution for wrongful conduct within a particular area or field to offenses defined in specific articles of the Code; the secondary question is whether the offense charged is composed of a residuum of elements of a specific offense and asserted to be a violation of either Articles 133 or 134, which because of their sweep, are commonly described as the general articles.