- the quantity that remains after subtraction.
- the portion of the dividend that is not evenly divisible by the divisor.
verb (used with object)
Origin of remainder
Examples from the Web for remainder
The second-place major party candidate would get the remainder.
For the remainder of Season 3, Rick battles his dark side in the form of the Governor.The Walking Dead’s Luke Skywalker: Rick Grimes Is the Perfect Modern-Day Mythical Hero|Regina Lizik|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For the remainder of the motorcade, there is no radio traffic.Behind the Scenes With a ‘Site Agent’: The Secret Service’s Hardest Job|Marc Ambinder|October 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The remainder is “peculiar” motion: movement of galaxies as dictated by the presence of matter nearby.
You could devote the remainder of your life to the study of Arabic and you'd never truly be able to communicate with these people.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He then treated the second bird in the same manner, and assisted his lady-love to consume it, as well as the remainder of the oil.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The remainder was inflammable, and burned with a blue flame.Experiments and Observations on Different Kinds of Air|Joseph Priestley
This statement made all things right, and the two had a jolly good time together the remainder of the voyage.Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson|John McElroy
The atlas ossifies from three centres, one forming the mid-ventral portion, the others the two halves of the remainder.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
The remainder of the time I spent in making feverish preparations for arriving and seeing my dear comrades.The Coral Island|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for remainder
- the amount left over when one quantity cannot be exactly divided by anotherfor 10 ÷ 3, the remainder is 1
- another name for difference (def. 7b)
Word Origin for remainder
Word Origin and History for remainder
late 14c., from Anglo-French remainder, Old French remaindre, noun use of infinitive, a variant of Old French remanoir (see remain (v.)). The verb meaning "dispose of (books) at a reduced price" is from 1904. Related: Remaindered.