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Aftereffect vs Residual - What's the difference?

aftereffect | residual |

As nouns the difference between aftereffect and residual

is that aftereffect is any delayed effect; an effect which is not immediately manifested while residual is a remainder left over at the end of some process.

As an adjective residual is

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

aftereffect

English

Alternative forms

* (l)

Noun

(head)
  • Any delayed effect; an effect which is not immediately manifested.
  • A term used for by recreational dextromethorphan users, meaning hung over. The period of time after a self-induced "high" has worn off, but there is still altered vision and awareness.
  • 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.