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 for residue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Residue \Res"i*due\ (r?z"?-d?), n. [F. r['e]sidu, L. residuum,
     fr. residuus that is left behind, remaining, fr. residere to
     remain behind. See Reside, and cf. Residuum.]
     1. That which remains after a part is taken, separated,
        removed, or designated; remnant; remainder.
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              The residue of them will I deliver to the sword.
                                                    --Jer. xv. 9.
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              If church power had then prevailed over its victims,
              not a residue of English liberty would have been
              saved.                                --I. Taylor.
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     2. (Law) That part of a testeator's estate wwhich is not
        disposed of in his will by particular and special legacies
        and devises, and which remains after payment of debts and
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     3. (Chem.) That which remains of a molecule after the removal
        of a portion of its constituents; hence, an atom or group
        regarded as a portion of a molecule; a moiety or
        group; -- used as nearly equivalent to radical, but in
        a more general sense.
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     Note: The term radical is sometimes restricted to groups
           containing carbon, the term residue and moiety being
           applied to the others.
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     4. (Theory of Numbers) Any positive or negative number that
        differs from a given number by a multiple of a given
        modulus; thus, if 7 is the modulus, and 9 the given
        number, the numbers -5, 2, 16, 23, etc., are residues.
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     Syn: Rest; remainder; remnant; balance; residuum; remains;
          leavings; relics.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: matter that remains after something has been removed
      2: something left after other parts have been taken away; "there
         was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he
         wanted and I got the balance" [syn: remainder, balance,
         residual, residue, residuum, rest]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  52 Moby Thesaurus words for "residue":
     afterglow, afterimage, balance, butt, butt end, candle ends, chaff,
     debris, detritus, dregs, end, excess, fag end, filings, fossil,
     heel, holdover, husks, leavings, leftover, leftovers,
     odds and ends, offscourings, orts, parings, rags, refuse, relics,
     remainder, remains, remnant, residual, residuum, rest, roach,
     rubbish, ruins, rump, sawdust, scourings, scraps, shadow, shavings,
     straw, stubble, stump, surplus, survival, sweepings, trace,
     vestige, waste

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  RESIDUE. That which remains of something after taking away a part of it; as, 
  the residue of an estate, which is what has not been particularly devised by 
       2. A will bequeathing the general residue of personal property, passes 
  to the residuary legatee everything not otherwise effectually disposed of 
  and it makes no difference whether a legacy falls into the estate by lapse, 
  or as void at law, the next of kin is equally excluded. 15 Ves. 416; 2 Mer. 
  392. Vide 7 Ves. 391; 4 Bro. C. C. 55; 1 Bro. C. C. 589; Rop. on Leg. Index, 
  h.t.; Worth. on Wills, 454. 

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