remainder (plural remainders)
- A part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed.
- My son ate part of his cake and I ate the remainder.
- You can have the remainder of my clothes.
- 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page viii:
- Thirdly, I continue to attempt to interdigitate the taxa in our flora with taxa of the remainder of the world.
- (mathematics) The amount left over after subtracting the divisor as many times as possible from the dividend without producing a negative result. If n (dividend) and d (divisor) are integers, then n can always be expressed in the form n = dq + r, where q (quotient) and r (remainder) are also integers and 0 ≤ r < d.
- 17 leaves a remainder of 2 when divided by 3.
- 11 divided by 2 is 5 remainder 1.
- (mathematics) The number left over after a simple subtraction
- 10 minus 4 leaves a remainder of 6
(commerce) Excess stock items left unsold and subject to reduction in price.
- I got a really good price on this shirt because it was a remainder.
- (legal) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined
- German: Rest
- Italian: rimanenza, avanzo, restante, residuo, resto
- Portuguese: resto, sobra, restante
- Russian: оста́ток
- Spanish: resto
remainder (not comparable)Synonyms
remainder (remainders, present participle remaindering; past and past participle remaindered)
- (commerce) To mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price.
- The bookstore remaindered the unsold copies of that book at the end of summer at a reduced price.
- German: runtersetzen