re·​main·​ing | \ ri-ˈmā-niŋ How to pronounce remaining (audio) \

Definition of remaining

: left over after a part has been destroyed, taken, used, or lost Dough should not stick to sides of bowl; if it does, add some or all of remaining 2 tablespoons of bread flour until dough cleans sides of bowl.— Tish Boyle "You're good people," Kugelmass said, combing his few remaining hairs as he climbed into the cabinet again.— Woody Allen The researchers, focusing on distinct oral languages, not dialects, interviewed and made recordings of the few remaining speakers of a language and collected basic word lists.— John Noble Wilford

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Remaining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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