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Residual vs Re - What's the difference?

residual | re |

As an adjective residual

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

As a noun residual

is a remainder left over at the end of some process.

As a proper noun re is

an island off the west coast of france, by la rochelle.

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.
  • re

    English

    (wikipedia re)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • About, regarding, with reference to; especially in letters and documents.
  • Derived terms
    * in re * in rem

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (-)
  • Ray]], a syllable used in [[solf├Ęge to represent the second note of a major scale.
  • Etymology 3

    (en)

    Noun

    (-)
  • Reinsurance.