remainder

Pronunciation Noun

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Pronunciation Noun

**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

- (
*a part or parts remaining*) dearth, deficiency, deficit, shortage, undersupply

- German: Rest
- Italian: rimanenza, avanzo, restante, residuo, resto
- Portuguese: resto, sobra, restante
- Russian: оста́ток
- Spanish: resto

- German: Restposten
- Italian: rimanenza, invenduto
- Russian: оста́ток
- Spanish: saldo

**remainder** (*not comparable*)

**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

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