the remainder

noun

Definition of the remainder

: the part that is left when the other people or things are gone, used, etc. Most of the students left today and the remainder will leave tomorrow. often + of The players will be suspended for the remainder of the season.

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“The remainder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20remainder. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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