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

In business:

  • Residual (entertainment industry), in business, one of an ongoing stream of royalties for rerunning or reusing motion pictures, television shows or commercials
  • Residuals, in business: profits that shareholders, partners or other owners are entitled to, after debtors are covered
    • Residual, in bankruptcy of insolvent businesses: any money that is 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, expressed either as a dollar value or a percentage of the amount borrowed.

In mathematics, statistics and econometrics, residual may refer to:

In geomorphology, a residual is the remnant of a formerly extensive mass of rock or land surface such as a:

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