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. | 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 difference | |
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 |
—vb | |
5. | (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 |
remainder (rĭ-mān'dər) Pronunciation Key
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. |
remainder
in Anglo-American law, a future interest held by one person in the property of another, which, upon the happening of a certain event, will become his own. The holder of this interest is known in legal terms as a remainderman.
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