Associations to the word «Residue»


RESIDUE, noun. Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
RESIDUE, noun. (chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
RESIDUE, noun. (legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
RESIDUE, noun. (mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
RESIDUE CLASS, noun. (number theory) A coset of an ideal of the ring of integers.

Dictionary definition

RESIDUE, noun. Matter that remains after something has been removed.
RESIDUE, noun. 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".

Wise words

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.