a stress in a metal, on a microscopic scale and resulting from nonuniform thermal changes, plastic deformation, or other causes aside from temporary external forces or applications of heat.
- Residual unemployment
noun 1. the unemployment that remains in periods of full employment, as a result of those mentally, physically, or emotionally unfit to work
- Residual urine
residual urine n. Urine remaining in the bladder at the end of micturition, as in cases of prostatic obstruction or bladder atony.
- Residual volume
residual volume n. Abbr. RV The volume of air remaining in the lungs after a maximal expiratory effort. Also called residual air, residual capacity.
adjective 1. entitled to the residue of an estate: a residuary legatee. 2. pertaining to or of the nature of a residue, remainder, or residuum. adjective 1. of, relating to, or constituting a residue; residual 2. (law) entitled to the residue of an estate after payment of debts and distribution of specific gifts