- The definition of remainder is leftover.
An example of remainder used as an adjective is in the phrase "remainder items from the sale," which means leftover items from the sale.
- Remainder is defined as what is left after some is removed.
An example of a remainder is the number two in the equation ten minus eight.
- Remainder means to sell as leftover items.
An example of remainder is to sell items leftover from a closed store.
remainder
noun
- those remaining
- what is left when a part is taken away; the rest
- a copy or number of copies of a book still held by a publisher when the sale has fallen off, usually disposed of at a greatly reduced price
- Law an estate of expectancy but not in possession, as when land is conveyed by the same deed to one person while alive and at death to another and that person's heirs
- Math.
- what is left when a smaller number is subtracted from a larger
- what is left undivided when one number is divided by another that is not one of its factors
Origin of remainder
Middle English remaindre ; from Anglo-French substantive use of Old French infinitive : see remainadjective
Rare remaining; leftover
transitive verb
to sell (books, etc.) as remainders
remainder
noun
- Something left over after other parts have been taken away.
- Mathematics a. The number left over when one integer is divided by another: The remainder plus the product of the quotient times the divisor equals the dividend.b. The number obtained when one number is subtracted from another; the difference.
- Law An estate in property that takes effect after the expiration of another estate, as where one party is given the right to occupy a property for that party's lifetime, and then another party is given the same right after the first party's death.
- A book that remains with a publisher after sales have fallen off, usually sold at a reduced price.
transitive verb
re·main·dered, re·main·der·ing, re·main·ders To sell or dispose of as a remainder.
Origin of remainder
Middle English, second party's right of ownership, from Anglo-Norman, from remeindre, to remain, variant of Old French remaindre, remainer; see remain.remainder
Noun
(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.
- (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 (divis) 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) Excessive stock items left unsold and subject to reduction in price.
- I got a really good price on this shirt because it was a remainder.
- (law) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined
Verb
(third-person singular simple present remainders, present participle remaindering, simple past and past participle remaindered)
remainder - Legal Definition
n
The part of a decedent’s estate that is not otherwise
specifically bequeathed in a will; a future interest vested in a third person,
and intended to occur after the termination of the preceding estate(s). For
instance if a grant is made “to Bob for life, and then to Erica,” Erica’s
interest upon the death of Bob is the remainder.
contingent (executory) remainderA remainder given to a person only if certain
conditions are met; one given to a person not yet born; or one left to a living
person whose identity is yet to be determined.
vested remainderOne going to a person in existence and without preceding
condition for immediate possession, but then passed along to another. In the
preceding example, Erica has a vested remainder upon the death of Bob.