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Webster 1913 Edition
Remainder
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.
Remain′der
,Adj.
Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
Which is as dry as the
After a voyage.
remainder
biscuitAfter 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 remainderman shall have his writ of formedon in the remainder.
REMA'INDER
,Adj.
Definition 2022
remainder
remainder
English
Alternative forms
 R (mathematics)
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. 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.
 (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.
 (law) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined
Synonyms
Derived terms
See also
 addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total)
 subtraction: (minuend) − (subtrahend) = (difference)
 multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product)
 division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend
 modulus
Translations
what remains after some has been removed

mathematics: amount left over after repeatedly subtracting the divisor
mathematics: number left over after a simple subtraction
items left unsold and subject to reduction in price

See also
Adjective
remainder (not comparable)
Synonyms
Translations
remaining


Verb
remainder (thirdperson singular simple present remainders, present participle remaindering, simple 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.
Translations
commerce

