residue-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: physical matter left behind after a removal process

Commentary: RESIDUE[+entity][+substance][+remaining][+process][+removal]

The geologist examined the salt residues in the ancient lake bed.
This shampoo removes residues that can dull your hair.
There are amino acid residues from the hydrolysis of protein.
I washed a sticky residue off the kitchen counter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a numerical remainder or balance

Commentary: RESIDUE[+quantity][+sum][+remainder]

They will use the residue of this year's budget to give teachers a raise.
2 and 7 are residues of 12 modulo 5.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: portion of an estate remaining after settlement of all debts

Commentary: RESIDUE[+entity][+asset][+estate][+remaining][+settlement][+debt]
NOTE: a restricted sense of Sense 2, but may involve more than money (other assets, e.g., property, jewelry, artwork, etc.)

There was very little residue from John's father's estate.
She contested the residue of her husband's estate with his son's attorneys.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1b