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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Residue  \Res"i*due\  (r?z"?-d?),  n.  [F.  r['e]sidu,  L.  residuum, 
  fr  residuus  that  is  left  behind,  remaining,  fr  residere  to 
  remain  behind.  See  {Reside},  and  cf  {Residuum}.] 
  1.  That  which  remains  after  a  part  is  taken  separated, 
  removed,  or  designated;  remnant;  remainder. 
  The  residue  of  them  will  I  deliver  to  the  sword. 
  --Jer.  xv  9. 
  If  church  power  had  then  prevailed  over  its  victims, 
  not  a  residue  of  English  liberty  would  have  been 
  saved.  --I.  Taylor. 
  2.  (Law)  That  part  of  a  testeator's  estate  wwhich  is  not 
  disposed  of  in  his  will  by  particular  and  special  legacies 
  and  devises,  and  which  remains  after  payment  of  debts  and 
  3.  (Chem.)  That  which  remains  of  a  molecule  after  the  removal 
  of  a  portion  of  its  constituents;  hence  an  atom  or  group 
  regarded  as  a  portion  of  a  molecule;  --  used  as  nearly 
  equivalent  to  radical,  but  in  a  more  general  sense 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  matter  that  remains  after  something  has  been  removed 
  2:  something  left  after  other  parts  have  been  taken  away 
  "there  was  no  remainder";  "he  threw  away  the  rest"  [syn:  {remainder}, 
  {residual},  {residuum},  {rest}] 

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