English Online Dictionary. What means **remainder**? What does **remainder** mean?

## English

### Alternative forms

- remainer (obsolete)

### Etymology

From Middle English *remaindre*, *remeigner*, from Anglo-Norman *remaindre*, with infinitive used as noun.

### Pronunciation

- (Received Pronunciation) IPA
^{(key)}: /ɹɪˈmeɪndə/, /ɹəˈmeɪndə/ - (General American) IPA
^{(key)}: /ɹəˈmeɪndɚ/ - Rhymes: -eɪndə(ɹ)

### 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.

- (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

- (a part or parts remaining): remnant, residue, rest, lave; See also Thesaurus:remainder
- surplus

#### Antonyms

- (a part or parts remaining): dearth, deficiency, deficit, shortage, undersupply

#### Derived terms

- R (mathematics)
- remainderman
- contingent remainder

#### See also

Other terms used in arithmetic operations:

Advanced hyperoperations: tetration, pentation, hexation

- modulus

#### Translations

#### See also

- remainderman

### Adjective

**remainder** (*not comparable*)

- Remaining.

#### Synonyms

- leftover

#### Translations

### Verb

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

- (transitive, 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.

#### Translations

## Italian

### Etymology

Borrowed from English *remainder*.

### Noun

**remainder** m (*invariable*)

- a remainder, (book) sold at reduced price

### Anagrams

- rimendare