Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun residual

2 senses of residual

Sense 1
remainder, balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest -- (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")
       => part, portion, component part, 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")

Sense 2
residual -- ((often plural) a payment that is made to a performer or writer or director of a television show or commercial that is paid for every repeat showing; "he could retire on his residuals")
       => payment -- (a sum of money paid or a claim discharged)

Similarity of adj residual

1 sense of residual

Sense 1
residual, residuary -- (relating to or indicating a remainder; "residual quantity")

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