[rem-uh-nuh nt]

Origin of remanent

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin remanent- (stem of remanēns), present participle of remanēre. See remain, -ent Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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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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