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1remainder

noun re·main·der \ri-ˈmān-dər\

the remainder : the part that is left when the other people or things are gone, used, etc.

mathematics : the number that is left when one number is subtracted from another number

: the number that is left over when one number does not divide evenly into another number

Full Definition of REMAINDER

1
:  an interest or estate in property that follows and is dependent on the termination of a prior intervening possessory estate created at the same time by the same instrument
2
a :  a remaining group, part, or trace
b (1) :  the number left after a subtraction
(2) :  the final undivided part after division that is less or of lower degree than the divisor
3
:  a book sold at a reduced price by the publisher after sales have slowed

Examples of REMAINDER

  1. 2 subtracted from 5 gives a remainder of 3.
  2. 5 goes into 29 five times with a remainder of 4.

Origin of REMAINDER

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from remaindre, verb
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with REMAINDER

2remainder

adjective

Definition of REMAINDER

First Known Use of REMAINDER

1567

3remainder

verb

: to sell (a book) at a reduced price because not many copies are being sold and no more copies will be produced

remainderedremainder·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of REMAINDER

transitive verb
:  to dispose of as remainders

Examples of REMAINDER

  1. The book did not sell well and ended up being remaindered.

First Known Use of REMAINDER

1904

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