From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A residual is generally a quantity left over at the end of a process. It may refer to:


  • Residual (entertainment industry), in business, one of an ongoing stream of royalties for rerunning or reusing motion pictures, television shows or commercials
  • Profit (accounting), residuals that shareholders, partners or other owners are entitled to, after debtors are covered
    • Residual in the bankruptcy of insolvent businesses, moneys that are left after all assets are sold and all creditors paid, to be divided among residual claimants
  • Residual (or balloon) in finance, a lump sum owed to the financier at the end of a loan's term; for example Balloon payment mortgage

Mathematics, statistics and econometrics[edit]


A residual is the remnant of a formerly extensive mass of rock or land surface

Other uses[edit]

See also[edit]