[ noun ] matter that remains after something has been removed

Used in print

(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)

Miscellaneous soils , which primarily include sticky substances and colorless liquids which evaporate to leave a 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"

Used in print

(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)

When I pressed for a purely religious definition , I encountered the familiar blend of liberal piety , interfaith good_will , and a small residue of ethnic loyalty .

Related terms

part leftover remainder