remnantal

remnant

[rem-nuhnt]
noun
1.
a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like.
2.
a fragment or scrap.
3.
a small, unsold or unused piece of cloth, lace, etc., as at the end of a bolt.
4.
a trace; vestige: remnants of former greatness.
adjective
5.
remaining; leftover.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English remna(u)nt, contraction of remenant < Old French, present participle of remenoir to remain

remnantal, adjective


1. remainder, residue, residuum, rest, remains.
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remnant (ˈrɛmnənt)
 
n
1.  (often plural) a part left over after use, processing, etc
2.  a surviving trace or vestige, as of a former era: a remnant of imperialism
3.  a piece of material from the end of a roll, sold at a lower price
 
adj
4.  remaining; left over
 
[C14: from Old French remenant remaining, from remanoir to remain]

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remnant
c.1350, from O.Fr. remanant, prop. prp. of remanoir "to remain" (see remain). Specific sense of "end of a piece of drapery, cloth, etc." is recorded from 1433.
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