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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
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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
REMAINDERS Defined for Kids

remainder

noun re·main·der \ri-ˈmān-dər\

Definition of REMAINDER for Kids

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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