Reject vs Residue - What's the difference?

reject | residue |

As nouns the difference between reject and residue

is that reject is something that is rejected while residue is whatever remains after something else has been removed.

As a verb reject

is to refuse to accept.



(wikipedia reject)


(en verb)
  • To refuse to accept.
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  • (basketball) To block a shot, especially if it sends the ball off the court.
  • Synonyms

    * (refuse to accept) decline, refuse, turn down, repudiate, disown, abnegate, abjure, deny


    * (refuse to accept) accept, take up


    (en noun)
  • Something that is rejected.
  • An unpopular person.
  • Synonyms

    * (something that is rejected) castaway * (an unpopular person) outcast, castaway, alien




    (en noun)
  • Whatever remains after something else has been removed.
  • (chemistry) The substance that remains after evaporation, distillation, filtration or any similar process.
  • (legal) Whatever property or effects are left in an estate after payment of all debts, other charges and deduction of what is specifically bequeathed by the testator.
  • (mathematics) A form of complex number, proportional to the contour integral of a meromorphic function along a path enclosing one of its singularities.
  • Derived terms

    * nonresidue * quadratic residue * residual * residuary


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