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remainder

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noun re·main·der \ri-ˈmān-dər\

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. 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. 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. 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


2

remainder

adjective re·main·der

Definition of remainder



1567

First Known Use of remainder

1567


3

remainder

verb re·main·der

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\

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to dispose of as remainders

Examples of remainder

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



1904

First Known Use of remainder

1904




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