What does the word residual mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Residuary.

Usage examples for residual

  1. The weathering of a basic igneous rock, as in Cuba, may produce important residual iron ore deposits, which are also used as soils. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  2. Now it also happens, also by historical accident, that these residual principles of civil liberty have come to blend and coalesce with a stubborn preconception of national integrity and national prestige. – An Inquiry Into The Nature Of Peace And The Terms Of Its Perpetuation by Thorstein Veblen
  3. The explanation lies in the fact that the presence of sucrose in an analysis is accompanied by a definite amount of water, and that the residual juice contains sufficient organic substance to evaporate the water present when a fuel is burned in a furnace. – Steam, Its Generation and Use by Babcock & Wilcox Co.