# Remainder

**noun**

1.

something that remains or is left:

the remainder of the day.

2.

a remaining part.

3.

Arithmetic.

the quantity that remains after subtraction.

the portion of the dividend that is not evenly divisible by the divisor.

4.

Mathematics. the difference between a function or a number and an approximation to it.

5.

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.

6.

remainders, Philately. the quantities of stamps on hand after they have been demonetized or otherwise voided for postal use.

7.

a copy of a book remaining in the publisher’s stock when its sale has practically ceased, frequently sold at a reduced price.

**adjective**

8.

remaining; leftover.

**verb** (used with object)

9.

to dispose of or sell as a remainder.

**noun**

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.

(maths)

the amount left over when one quantity cannot be exactly divided by another: for 10 ÷ 3, the remainder is 1

another name for difference (sense 7b)

3.

(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.

a number of copies of a book left unsold when demand slows or ceases, which are sold at a reduced price by the publisher

**verb**

5.

(transitive) to sell (copies of a book) as a remainder

remainder

(rĭ-mān’dər)

In division, the difference between the dividend and the product of the quotient and divisor. Dividing 14 by 3 gives 4 and a remainder of 2.

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