Definition of Remainder

1. Noun. Something left after other parts have been taken away. "He took what he wanted and I got the balance"

Exact synonyms: Balance, Residual, Residue, Residuum, Rest
Generic synonyms: Component, Component Part, Constituent, Part, Portion
Specialized synonyms: Leftover, Remnant
Derivative terms: Remain, Residual, Residual, Residuary

2. Verb. Sell cheaply as remainders. "The publisher remaindered the books"
Category relationships: Commerce, Commercialism, Mercantilism
Generic synonyms: Sell

3. Noun. The part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor.
Generic synonyms: Number

4. Noun. The number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend.
Exact synonyms: Difference
Specialized synonyms: Balance
Generic synonyms: Number

5. Noun. A piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold.
Exact synonyms: End, Oddment, Remnant
Specialized synonyms: Fag End
Generic synonyms: Piece Of Cloth, Piece Of Material
Derivative terms: Remain

Definition of Remainder

1. n. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.

2. a. Remaining; left; left over; refuse.

Definition of Remainder

1. Noun. A part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed. ¹

2. Noun. (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''. ¹

3. Noun. (mathematics) The number left over after a simple subtraction ¹

4. Noun. (context: commerce) Excessive stock items left unsold and subject to reduction in price. ¹

5. Noun. (legal) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined ¹

6. Adjective. remaining ¹

7. Verb. (context: commerce) To mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price. ¹

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Definition of Remainder

1. [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Remainder

1. 1. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant. "The last remainders of unhappy Troy." "If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the remainder yields no salt." (Arbuthnot) 2. The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction. 3. 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. Synonym: Balance, rest, residue, remnant, leavings. Origin: OF. Remaindre, inf. See Remain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Remainder

remain down
remain firm
remain to be seen
remainder trust
remainder trusts

Literary usage of Remainder

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1. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: During by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Edward Thurlow Thurlow, Alexander Wedderburn Rosslyn, Jonathan Cogswell Perkins (1845)
"DEVISE to A. for life: remainder to trustees to preserve contingent remainders: remainder to the heirs of his body, with remainders over for life, ..."

2. Commentaries on American Law by James Kent (1901)
"OP ESTATES IN Remainder. ESTATES in expectancy are of two kinds: one created by the act of the parties, and called a remainder; the other by the act of law, ..."

3. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery: In the by Great Britain Court of Chancery, Philip Yorke Hardwicke (1794)
"mainder to tcf- tail mate, remainder over ; and alfo gave to defendants ... and Be/field, two long annuities of one hundred pounds remainder to ' each, ..."

4. Annotated Cases, American and English: Containing the Important Cases by Harry Noyes Greene, William Mark McKinney (1917)
"It was held that the estate devised to the children was a contingent remainder, because a child would not take unless he or she were alive at the time of ..."

5. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In long division the divisor is put on the left of the dividend, and the quotient on the right; and each partial product, with the remainder after its ..."

6. Suspension of the Power of Alienation, and Postponement of Vesting, Under by Stewart Chaplin (1891)
"Remainder Limited on Estate for Years. 2. Remainder Limited on Estate for Life. 3. Remainder Limited on Estate in Fee. 4. Precedent Estate in Tenants in ..."

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