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