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[rem-uh-nuh nt]
  1. remaining; left behind.
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Origin of remanent

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remanent- (stem of remanēns), present participle of remanēre. See remain, -ent
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Historical Examples of remanent

  • Item a remanent of crymesyn cloth of golde of tissewe to make a cushon & ij corpvs cases.

    Mary Tudor, Queen of France

    Mary Croom Brown

  • The weight of the projectile is 88 pounds, and its remanent velocity at the moment of impact is 1,295 feet.

  • He only understands that the band was with the remanent letters, and put in the Castle by George Dalgleish.

British Dictionary definitions for remanent


  1. rare remaining or left over
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Word Origin and History for remanent


"remaining," mid-15c., from Latin remanentem (nominative (see remanens), present participle of remanere (see remain (v.)).

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