1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of a residue.
2. Remaining as a residue.
1. The quantity left over at the end of a process; a remainder.
2. often residuals A payment made to a performer, writer, or director for each repeat showing of a recorded television show or commercial.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.