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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 ?
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.
In its experiments there has always remained, in the last analysis, a residuum it could not resolve.
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.
Although relatively subtle in nature, progression of the CoP was delayed following midstance (Figure 3(c)), consistent with a desire to spare the end of the residuum from the peak GRF, as has been described in detail elsewhere [26].
A micropyle is absent but an oocyst residuum and occasionally, a polar granule, are present.
More recently, Grace expanded its manufacturing capacity through an investment in the Kuwait Catalyst Company (KCC), under which KCC manufactures residuum hydroprocessing catalysts for Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), Grace's joint venture with the Chevron Products Company.
observed significantly less dorsiflexion of the residuum during gait compared with the sound limb in a group of persons with dysvascular transmetatarsal (TMT) amputation [3].
3 [micro]m, contained a thin-walled sporocyst enclosing eight sporozoites and a large residuum, and possessed a thin, undulatory oocyst wall.
Rafid Al-Rifai, chairman of KCC, stated, "We have manufactured residuum hydroprocessing catalysts commercially since 2001 for our own market in the region, and have manufactured for ART since January 2006.