Simple Definition of remainder

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
2 subtracted from 5 gives a remainder of 3.
5 goes into 29 five times with a remainder of 4.
Origin of remainder
Middle English, from AngloFrench, from remaindre, verb
First Known Use: 14th century
Rhymes with remainder
1567
First Known Use of remainder
1567
remainder
Simple Definition of remainder

: to sell (a book) at a reduced price because not many copies are being sold and no more copies will be produced
Full Definition of remainder
remainderedremainder·ing \d(ə)riŋ\
transitive verb
: to dispose of as remainders
Examples of remainder
The book did not sell well and ended up being remaindered.
1904
First Known Use of remainder
1904
REMAINDER Defined for Kids
remainder
playDefinition of remainder
1 : a group or part that is left <She took the remainder of the cake.>
2 : the number left after a subtraction <5 minus 3 leaves a remainder of 2.>
3 : the number left over from the dividend after division that is less than the divisor <10 divided by 3 leaves 3 with a remainder of 1.>
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