Meaning of RESIDUE in English

RESIDUE

n.

Pronunciation: ' re-z ə - ˌ dü, - ˌ dyü

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin residuum, from neuter of residuus left over, from resid ē re to remain

Date: 14th century

: something that remains after a part is taken, separated, or designated or after the completion of a process : REMNANT , REMAINDER : as a : the part of a testator's estate remaining after the satisfaction of all debts, charges, allowances, and previous devises and bequests b : the remainder after subtracting a multiple of a modulus from an integer or a power of the integer that can appear as the second of the two terms in an appropriate congruence <2 and 7 are residue s of 12 modulo 5> c : a constituent structural unit (as a group or monomer) of a usually complex molecule <amino acid residue s from hydrolysis of protein>

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