Residual vs Lingering - What's the difference?

residual | lingering |


As nouns the difference between residual and lingering

is that residual is a remainder left over at the end of some process while lingering is an act of lingering or waiting.

As an adjective residual

is of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.

As a verb lingering is

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residual

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Of, relating to, or remaining as a residue; left over.
  • Synonyms

    * residuary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A remainder left over at the end of some process.
  • (in the plural) Payments made to performers, writers and directors when a recorded broadcast is repeated.
  • lingering

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of lingering or waiting.
  • * 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
  • But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
  • That which lingers; a remnant.
  • * (Washington Irving)
  • The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.