Definition of residual adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

residual

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//rɪˈzɪdjuəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɪdʒuəl//
 
[only before noun](formal)
 
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remaining at the end of a process synonym outstanding There are still a few residual problems with the computer program. residual income (= money that is left from your income after you have paid tax and other costs)
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: residual