A residual is generally a quantity left over at the end of a process. It may refer to:

  • Residual (entertainment industry), in business, one of an ongoing stream of payments for the completion of past achievements
    • Residual (entertainment industry), a payment made to the creator or performer of performance art for subsequent showings or screenings
  • ResidualVM, a game engine recreation
  • Residual claimant, in insolvent businesses, the shareholders, partners, or sole proprietor to a bankrupt organization receive any money that is left after all assets are sold and all creditors paid
  • Residual frame, in video compression
  • Residual stress, the stresses that remain in a material after the original cause of the stresses, such as external forces, heat gradient, has been removed.
  • Residual volume, the amount of air left in the lungs after a maximal exhalation

In mathematics, statistics and econometrics, residual may refer to:

  • Errors and residuals in statistics
    • Studentized residual
  • Residual time, in the theory of renewal processes
  • Residual (numerical analysis)
    • Minimal residual method
    • Generalized minimal residual method
  • Residual set, the complement of a meager set
  • Residual property (mathematics), a concept in group theory
  • Residually finite group, a specific residual property
  • The residual function attached to a residuated mapping
  • Residue (complex analysis)
  • Solow residual, in economics

Famous quotes containing the word residual:

    The volatile truth of our words should continually betray the inadequacy of the residual statement. Their truth is instantly translated; its literal monument alone remains.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)