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Remainder

Re-main′der

(r?-m?n′d?r)
,
Noun.
[OF.
remaindre
, inf. See
Remain
.]
1.
Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.
“The last remainders of unhappy Troy.”
Dryden.
If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the
remainder
yields no salt.
Arbuthnot.
2.
(Math.)
The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
3.
(Law)
An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A’s life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a remainder, or estate in remainder.
Syn. – Balance; rest; residue; remnant; leavings.

Re-main′der

,
Adj.
Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Which is as dry as the
remainder
biscuit
After a voyage.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Remainder

REMA'INDER

,
Noun.
1.
Any thing left after the separation and removal of a part.
If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the remainder yields no salt.
The last remainders of unhappy Troy.
2.
Relics; remains; the corpse of a human being. [Not now used.]
3.
That which is left after a part is past; as the remainder of the day or week; the remainder of the year; the remainder of life.
4.
The sum that is left after subtraction or after any deduction.
5.
In law, an estate limited to take effect and be enjoyed after another estate is determined. A grants land to B for twenty years; remainder to D in fee. If a man by deed or will limits his books or furniture to A for life, with remainder to B, this remainder is good.
A writ of formedon in remainder, is a writ which lies where a man gives lands to another for life or in tail, with remainder to a third person in tail or in fee, and he who has the particular estate dies without issue heritable, and a stranger intrudes upon him in remainder and keeps him out of possession; in this case, the remainder-man shall have his writ of formedon in the remainder.

REMA'INDER

,
Adj.
Remaining; refuse; left; as the remainder biscuit; the remainder viands. Obs.

Definition 2022


remainder

remainder

English

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  • R (mathematics)

Noun

remainder (plural remainders)

  1. 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. Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, page viii
      Thirdly, I continue to attempt to interdigitate the taxa in our flora with taxa of the remainder of the world.
  2. (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.
  3. (mathematics) The number left over after a simple subtraction
    10 minus 4 leaves a remainder of 6
  4. (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.
  5. (law) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined

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Adjective

remainder (not comparable)

  1. remaining

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Verb

remainder (third-person singular simple present remainders, present participle remaindering, simple past and past participle remaindered)

  1. (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.

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Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English remainder.

Noun

remainder m (invariable)

  1. A remainder, (book) sold at reduced price