synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of remainder in English

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Alternative forms

  • remainer (obsolete)


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


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


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.
  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


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


  • (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


See also

  • remainderman


remainder (not comparable)

  1. Remaining.


  • leftover



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

  1. (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.




Borrowed from English remainder.


remainder m (invariable)

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


  • rimendare

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