Residual vs Resident - What's the difference?

residual | resident |

As nouns the difference between residual and resident

is that residual is a remainder left over at the end of some process while resident is resident.

As an adjective residual

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

As a verb resident is


Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




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

    * residuary


    (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.
  • resident


    (en noun)
  • Person]], animal or plant [[live, living at a location or in an area.
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  • A bird which does not migrate during the course of the year.
  • A graduated medical student who is receiving advanced training in a specialty.
  • A diplomatic representative who resides at a foreign court, usually of inferior rank to an ambassador.
  • Derived terms

    * permanent resident


    (en adjective)
  • Dwelling, or having an abode, in a place for a continued length of time; residing on one's own estate.
  • resident in the city or in the country
  • Based in a particular place; on hand; local.
  • He is our resident computer expert.
  • (obsolete) Fixed; stable; certain.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • stable and resident like a rock
  • * Davenant
  • one there still resident as day and night


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