Remainder - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈmeɪndər|  American pronunciation of the word remainder
Brit.  |rɪˈmeɪndə|  British pronunciation of the word remainder


- something left after other parts have been taken away(syn: balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest)
- the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
- the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend (syn: difference)
- a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold (syn: end, oddment, remnant)


- sell cheaply as remainders


2 subtracted from 5 gives a remainder of 3.

5 goes into 29 five times with a remainder of 4.

The book did not sell well and ended up being remaindered.

Fifteen divided by four gives you a remainder of 3.

Charitable Remainder Trust

He told me he had bought them when they were remaindered by publishers.

The publisher remaindered the books

...released the drunken revelers with the proviso that they behave for the remainder of the Mardi Gras...

...was granted a quietus on the remainder of the debt in the old man's will...

The governor remitted the remainder of her life sentence.

...listening to Mozart always left him in a rhapsody that lingered for the remainder of the evening...

The remainder must be paid by the end of June.

He spent the remainder of his police career behind a desk.

Lucullus spent the remainder of his days in voluptuous magnificence

Word forms

I/you/we/they: remainder
he/she/it: remainders
present participle: remaindering
past tense: remaindered
past participle: remaindered
singular: remainder
plural: remainders
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