- 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 definition by Webster's New World
- 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
- 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: Middle English remaindre ; from Anglo-French substantive use of Old French infinitive : see remain
remainder definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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 land that is conveyed only after the termination of a preceding estate created at the same time.
- A book that remains with a publisher after sales have fallen off, usually sold at a reduced price.
Origin: Middle English, second party's right of ownership, from Anglo-Norman, from remeindre, to remain, variant of Old French remaindre, remainer; see remain.
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