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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 payments for the completion of past achievements
- ResidualVM, a game engine recreation
- Residual claimant, in insolvent businesses, the shareholders, partners, or sole proprietor to a bankrupt organization receive any money that is left after all assets are sold and all creditors paid
- Residual frame, in video compression
- Residual stress, the stresses that remain in a material after the original cause of the stresses, for example external forces or heat gradient, has been removed.
- Residual volume, the amount of air left in the lungs after a maximal exhalation

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

- Errors and residuals in statistics
- Residual time, in the theory of renewal processes
- Residual (numerical analysis)
- Residual set, the complement of a meager set
- Residual property (mathematics), a concept in group theory
- Residually finite group, a specific residual property
- The residual function attached to a residuated mapping
- Residue (complex analysis)
- Solow residual, in economics

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