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Residual meaning

residual - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. Pertaining to a residue; remaining after a part is taken.
  3. 3. The difference of the results obtained by observation, and by computation from a formula.
  4. 4. The difference between the mean of several observations and any one of them.

residual - examples of usage

  1. Most of the phenomena which Nature presents are very complicated; and when the effects of all known causes are estimated with exactness, and subducted, the residual facts are constantly appearing in the form of phenomena altogether new, and leading to the most important conclusions. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  2. But the effect of these causes being exactly known by the observation made in the absence of the copper, and being thus allowed for and subducted, a residual phenomenon appeared, in the fact that a retarding influence was exerted by the copper itself; and this fact, once ascertained, speedily led to the knowledge of an entirely new and unexpected class of relations." - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
  3. There was still a residual velocity to be accounted for, which placed dynamical philosophers for a long time in a great dilemma. - "A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2)", John Stuart Mill.
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