residual effect definition, residual effect meaning | English dictionary




1    of, relating to, or designating a residue or remainder; remaining; left over  
2    (of deposits, soils, etc.) formed by the weathering of pre-existing rocks and the removal of disintegrated material  
3    of or relating to the payment of residuals  
4    something left over as a residue; remainder  
5      (Statistics)  
a    the difference between the mean of a set of observations and one particular observation  
b    the difference between the numerical value of one particular observation and the theoretical result  
6    often pl   payment made to an actor, actress, musician, etc., for subsequent use of film in which the person appears  
  residually      adv  

residual current device  
      n   a circuit-breaking device installed in electrical equipment to protect the operator from electrocution,   (Abbrev.)    RCD  
residual unemployment  
      n   the unemployment that remains in periods of full employment, as a result of those mentally, physically, or emotionally unfit to work  
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not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.


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