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1. (of deposits, soils, etc.) formed by the weathering of pre-existing rocks and the removal of disintegrated material
2. payment made to an actor, actress, musician, etc., for subsequent use of film in which the person appears
residual(ri-zij -û-ăl) The difference between an observed quantity, such as the position of a comet or the magnitude of a variable star, and its expected or calculated value.
Of a mineral deposit, formed by either mechanical or chemical concentration.
Pertaining to a residue left in place after weathering of rock.
Of a topographic feature, representing the remains of a formerly great mass or area and rising above the surrounding surface.