Definitions for: Remainder

[n] a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
[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
[n] something left after other parts have been taken away; "there was no remainder"; "he threw away the rest"
[v] sell cheaply as remainders, as of books

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*main"der (r?-m?n"d?r), n. [OF. remaindre, inf.
See Remain.]
1. Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation
and removal of a part; residue; remnant. ``The last
remainders of unhappy Troy.'' --Dryden.

If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes
off clear, the remainder yields no salt.

2. (Math.) The quantity or sum that is left after
subtraction, or after any deduction.

3. (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.

Syn: Balance; rest; residue; remnant; leavings.

Re*main"der, a.
Remaining; left; left over; refuse.

Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit After a
voyage. --Shak.

Synonyms: difference, end, oddment, remnant, residual, residue, residuum, rest, scrap

See Also: component, component part, fag end, leftover, number, part, piece of cloth, piece of material, portion, remnant, sell

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