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re·main·der

 (rĭ-mān′dər)
n.
1. Something left over after other parts have been taken away.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. A book that remains with a publisher after sales have fallen off, usually sold at a reduced price.
tr.v. re·main·dered, re·main·der·ing, re·main·ders
To sell or dispose of as a 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

(rɪˈmeɪndə)
n
1. a part or portion that is left, as after use, subtraction, expenditure, the passage of time, etc: the remainder of the milk; the remainder of the day.
2. (Mathematics) maths
a. the amount left over when one quantity cannot be exactly divided by another: for 10 ÷ 3, the remainder is 1.
b. another name for difference7b
3. (Law) property law a future interest in property; an interest in a particular estate that will pass to one at some future date, as on the death of the current possessor
4. (Journalism & Publishing) a number of copies of a book left unsold when demand slows or ceases, which are sold at a reduced price by the publisher
vb
(Journalism & Publishing) (tr) to sell (copies of a book) as a remainder
[C15: from Anglo-French, from Old French remaindre (infinitive used as noun), variant of remanoir; see remain]

re•main•der

(rɪˈmeɪn dər)

n.
1. something that remains or is left; remaining part: the remainder of the day.
2. Math.
a. the quantity that remains after subtraction.
b. the portion of the dividend that is not evenly divisible by the divisor.
3. a copy of a book remaining in the publisher's stock when its sale has practically ceased, usu. sold at a reduced price.
4. Law. a future interest so created as to take effect at the end of another estate, as when property is conveyed to one person for life and then to another.
adj.
5. remaining; leftover.
v.t.
6. to dispose of or sell as a remainder.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, n. use of Old French remaindre < Vulgar Latin *remanere, for Latin remanēre to remain]

re·main·der

(rĭ-mān′dər)
Mathematics
In division, the difference between the dividend and the product of the quotient and divisor.

remainder


Past participle: remaindered
Gerund: remaindering

Imperative
remainder
remainder
Present
I remainder
you remainder
he/she/it remainders
we remainder
you remainder
they remainder
Preterite
I remaindered
you remaindered
he/she/it remaindered
we remaindered
you remaindered
they remaindered
Present Continuous
I am remaindering
you are remaindering
he/she/it is remaindering
we are remaindering
you are remaindering
they are remaindering
Present Perfect
I have remaindered
you have remaindered
he/she/it has remaindered
we have remaindered
you have remaindered
they have remaindered
Past Continuous
I was remaindering
you were remaindering
he/she/it was remaindering
we were remaindering
you were remaindering
they were remaindering
Past Perfect
I had remaindered
you had remaindered
he/she/it had remaindered
we had remaindered
you had remaindered
they had remaindered
Future
I will remainder
you will remainder
he/she/it will remainder
we will remainder
you will remainder
they will remainder
Future Perfect
I will have remaindered
you will have remaindered
he/she/it will have remaindered
we will have remaindered
you will have remaindered
they will have remaindered
Future Continuous
I will be remaindering
you will be remaindering
he/she/it will be remaindering
we will be remaindering
you will be remaindering
they will be remaindering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been remaindering
you have been remaindering
he/she/it has been remaindering
we have been remaindering
you have been remaindering
they have been remaindering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been remaindering
you will have been remaindering
he/she/it will have been remaindering
we will have been remaindering
you will have been remaindering
they will have been remaindering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been remaindering
you had been remaindering
he/she/it had been remaindering
we had been remaindering
you had been remaindering
they had been remaindering
Conditional
I would remainder
you would remainder
he/she/it would remainder
we would remainder
you would remainder
they would remainder
Past Conditional
I would have remaindered
you would have remaindered
he/she/it would have remaindered
we would have remaindered
you would have remaindered
they would have remaindered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.remainder - something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"; "he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
component part, part, portion, component, constituent - something determined in relation to something that includes it; "he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself"; "I read a portion of the manuscript"; "the smaller component is hard to reach"; "the animal constituent of plankton"
leftover, remnant - a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
2.remainder - the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
3.remainder - the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
balance - the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
4.remainder - a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
fag end - the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
Verb1.remainder - sell cheaply as remainders; "The publisher remaindered the books"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"

remainder

noun rest, remains, balance, trace, excess, surplus, butt, remnant, relic, residue, stub, vestige(s), tail end, dregs, oddment, leavings, residuum He gulped down the remainder of his coffee.

remainder

noun
What remains after a part has been used or subtracted:
Translations
بَقِيَّه
zbytek
rest
jäännösjakojäännösloppu
afgangur
剰余売れ残り残り
ostanek
bakiyegeri kalanlar

remainder

[rɪˈmeɪndəʳ]
A. N
1. (= part left over) → resto m
the remainder of the debtel resto de la deuda
during the remainder of the daydurante el resto del día
the remainder would not comelos otros or los demás no quisieron venir
2. (Math) → resto m
3. remainders (Comm) → artículos mpl no vendidos; (= books) → restos mpl de edición
B. VT [+ copies of book] → saldar

remainder

[rɪˈmeɪndər]
n
(= rest) → reste m
(= unsold item) → invendu m
remainders in the bins of record stores → les invendus des bacs des disquaires
vt
to be remaindered [unsold item] → être soldé(e)

remainder

n
Rest m (also Math); the remainder (= remaining people)der Rest, die übrigen (Leute); for the remainder of the weekfür den Rest der Woche, für die übrige Woche
remainders pl (Comm) → Restbestände pl; (= books)Restbestände pl, → Remittenden pl (spec)
(Jur) → Erbanwartschaft f
vt booksals Remittenden abgeben

remainder

[rɪˈmeɪndəʳ] n the remainder (amount, also) (Math) → il resto, l'avanzo; (people) → i/le rimanenti pl remainders npl (Comm) (books) → remainder mpl; (other goods) → giacenze fpl di magazzino

remain

(rəˈmein) verb
1. to be left. Only two tins of soup remain; Very little remained of the cinema after the fire; A great many things still remain to be done.
2. to stay; not to leave. I shall remain here.
3. to continue to be. The problem remains unsolved.
reˈmainder (-də) noun
the amount or number that is left when the rest has gone, been taken away etc. I've corrected most of the essays – the remainder will get done tomorrow.
reˈmains noun plural
1. what is left after part has been taken away, eaten, destroyed etc. the remains of a meal.
2. a dead body. to dispose of someone's remains.

remainder

n. resto, residuo.
References in classic literature ?
Saturday two or three gangs turned out and hunted the woods to see if they could run across his remainders.
But even if- imagining a man quite exempt from all influences, examining only his momentary action in the present, unevoked by any cause- we were to admit so infinitely small a remainder of inevitability as equaled zero, we should even then not have arrived at the conception of complete freedom in man, for a being uninfluenced by the external world, standing outside of time and independent of cause, is no longer a man.
So the Carter helped himself to so many of the most valuable goods that the horses easily ran away with the remainder.
The chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte, situated about a league from Melun, had been built by Fouquet in 1655, at a time when there was a scarcity of money in France; Mazarin had taken all that there was, and Fouquet expended the remainder.
His tail shot suddenly erect and at the same instant the wary ape-man, knowing all too well what the signal portended, grasped the remainder of the deer's hind quarter between his teeth and leaped into a nearby tree as Numa charged him with all the speed and a sufficient semblance of the weight of an express train.
Many a time I have shared between two claimants the precious morsel of brown bread distributed at tea-time; and after relinquishing to a third half the contents of my mug of coffee, I have swallowed the remainder with an accompaniment of secret tears, forced from me by the exigency of hunger.
I, too, have a friend who must not be forgotten, but who is pledged to pass the remainder of her life with us.
You are now of an age to choose your line of life or at least make choice of a calling that will bring you honour and profit when you are older; and what I have resolved to do is to divide my property into four parts; three I will give to you, to each his portion without making any difference, and the other I will retain to live upon and support myself for whatever remainder of life Heaven may be pleased to grant me.
Besides, fictitious narratives lead us to imagine the possibility of many events that are impossible; and even the most faithful histories, if they do not wholly misrepresent matters, or exaggerate their importance to render the account of them more worthy of perusal, omit, at least, almost always the meanest and least striking of the attendant circumstances; hence it happens that the remainder does not represent the truth, and that such as regulate their conduct by examples drawn from this source, are apt to fall into the extravagances of the knight-errants of romance, and to entertain projects that exceed their powers.
Business considerations claim the remainder of this page.
Of the fifty roubles I shall give Thedora three, and with the remainder make myself a plain, warm dress.
Here I was prevented from hearing the remainder of her speech, by the appearance of a very Handsome young Woman, who was ushured into the Room at the Door of which I had been listening.