American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Something left over after other parts have been taken away.
- n. Mathematics The number left over when one integer is divided by another: The remainder plus the product of the quotient times the divisor equals the dividend.
- n. Mathematics The number obtained when one number is subtracted from another; the difference.
- n. Law An estate in land that is conveyed only after the termination of a preceding estate created at the same time.
- n. A book that remains with a publisher after sales have fallen off, usually sold at a reduced price.
- v. To sell or dispose of as a remainder.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which remains; anything left after the separation, removal, destruction, or passing of a part.
- n. In mathematics, the sum or quantity left after subtraction or after any deduction; also, the part remaining over after division: thus, if 19 be divided by 4, the remainder is 3, because 19 is three more than an exact multiple of 4. In the old arithmetics called the remainer.
- n. In law, a future estate so created as to take effect in possession and enjoyment after another estate (as a life-interest) is determined; a remnant of an estate in land, depending upon a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument, and limited to arise immediately on the determination of that estate, (Kent.) It is thus distinguished from a reversion, which is the estate which by operation of law arises in the grantor or his heirs when a limited estate created without creating also a remainder comes to an end; and distinguished also from an executory interest, which may take effect although there be no prior estate upon the termination of which it is to commence in possession. At the time when by the common law no grant could be made but by livery of seizin, a person who wished to give to another a future estate was obliged to create at the same time an intermediate estate commencing immediately, and he could limit this temporary estate by the event which he wished to fix for the commencement of the ultimate estate, which was hence called the remainder—that is, what remained after the precedent or particular estate—and was said to be supported by the precedent or particular estate. (See
particular estateand executory estate, both under estate.) A remainder is vested when the event which will terminate the precedent estate is certain to happen, and the person designated to take in remainder is in existence. The fact that the person may not survive to enjoy the estate, or that others may come into existence who will also answer the designation and therefore be entitled to share it with him, does not prevent the remainder from being deemed vested meanwhile.
- n. In the publishing trade, that which remains of an edition the sale of which has practically ceased, and which is sold out at a reduced price.
- n. Synonyms Rest, Remainder, Remnant, Residue, Balance, Rest is the most general term; it may represent a large or a small part. Remainder and residue generally represent a comparatively small part, and remnant a part not only very small, but of little or no account. Rest may be applied to persons as freely as to things; remainder and residue only to things; but we may speak of the remainder of a party. Remnant and residue are favorite words in the Bible for rest or remainder, as in Mat. xxii. 6 and Isa. xxi. 17, but such use of them in application to persons is now antique. Balance cannot, literally or by legitimate figure, be used for rest or remainder: we say the balance of the time, week, space, party, money. It is a cant word of trade.
- Remaining; refuse; left.
- n. The right to succeed to a title or position on the decease of the holder; especially the right of succession to a peerage expressly assigned to a certain person or line of descent in default of male issue in the direct line.
- n. A part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed.
- n. 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.
- n. mathematics The number left over after a simple subtraction
- n. commerce Excessive stock items left unsold and subject to reduction in price.
- n. law An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined
- adj. remaining
- v. commerce To mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant.
- n. (Math.) The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
- n. (Law) An estate in expectancy, generally in land, which becomes an estate in possession upon the determination of a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument; for example, if land be conveyed to A for life, and on his death to B, A's life interest is a particuar estate, and B's interest is a
remainder, or estate in remainder.
- adj. Remaining; left; left over; refuse.
- n. the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
- n. the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
- v. sell cheaply as remainders
- n. something left after other parts have been taken away
- n. a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
- From remain + -er. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, second party's right of ownership, from Anglo-Norman, from remeindre, to remain, variant of Old French remaindre, remainer; see remain. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Losing, say, 6.5% of your contributions outright but earning 7% on the remainder is the same as earning 0% on the whole lot.”
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“The remainder is taken by the university to cover operating budgets and administrative costs.”
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“Roby got about 70% (appx. $253,000) of her contributions from individual donors, the remainder from the party or PACs”
“It offers two electricity tariffs – one from 100% renewable sources, and one where 41% of the power comes from its wind turbines, and the remainder is conventionally sourced power.”
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“Its not good enough any more to tell consumers 25% of the products are made in China and other countries and the remainder is made in Canada.”
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