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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  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


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remainder

adjective re·main·der

Definition of remainder



1567

First Known Use of remainder

1567


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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of remainder

remainderedremaindering \-d(ə-)riŋ\

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

Examples of remainder in a sentence

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



1904

First Known Use of remainder

1904



REMAINDER Defined for Kids

remainder

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noun re·main·der \ri-ˈmān-dər\

Definition of remainder for Students

  1. 1 :  a group or part that is left <She took the remainder of the cake.>

  2. 2 :  the number left after a subtraction <5 minus 3 leaves a remainder of 2.>

  3. 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.>




Law Dictionary

remainder

noun re·main·der

Legal Definition of remainder

  1. 1 :  an estate in property in favor of one other than the grantor that follows upon the natural termination of a prior intervening possessory estate (as a life estate) created at the same time and by the same instrument — compare future interest at interest 1, reversion charitable remainder :  a remainder in favor of a charity contingent remainder :  a remainder that is to take effect in favor of an unidentifiable person (as one not yet born) or upon the occurrence of an uncertain event —called also executory remainder cross remainder :  either of two or more remainders in favor of two or more persons so that upon the termination of one remainder that share goes to the other or others executory remainder :  contingent remainder in this entry remainder vested subject to open :  a vested remainder that is subject to diminution by the shares of other remaindermen (as children born later) vested remainder :  a remainder in the favor of an ascertained person who has a present interest and is entitled to take possession upon the termination of the prior estate

  2. 2 :  that which remains or is left; specifically :  the property in a decedent's estate that is not otherwise devised or bequeathed <I leave the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to my son Michael>



Origin of remainder

Anglo-French, from Old French remaindre to remain



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