remainder

The remainder is whatever is left after the rest has been used up or taken away.

In math, if you know the remainder is the number that's left after you divide, that will help you remember the meaning of this word: a remainder is what you have when others things are gone. If you ate all but one piece of a pizza, the one slice left is the remainder. If you spend all your cash except for $4, that's your remainder. Since remaining means to stay somewhere, a remainder is something that stays put.

Definitions of remainder
  1. noun
    something left after other parts have been taken away
    “there was no remainder
    synonyms: balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest
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    types:
    dregs, leftover, remnant
    a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
    type of:
    component, component part, constituent, moiety, part, portion
    something determined in relation to something that includes it
  2. noun
    the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
    synonyms: difference
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    balance
    the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account
    balance of trade, trade balance, trade gap, visible balance
    the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise
    carry-forward, carry-over
    the accumulated and undivided profits of a corporation after provision has been made for dividends and reserves
    compensating balance, offsetting balance
    a minimum credit balance that a bank may require a borrower to keep on deposit as a condition for granting a loan; a common requirement for establishing a line of credit at a bank
    invisible balance
    the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of services and payments of property incomes
    type of:
    number
    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
  3. noun
    the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
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    number
    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
  4. noun
    a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    synonyms: end, oddment, remnant
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    fag end
    the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope
    type of:
    piece of cloth, piece of material
    a separate part consisting of fabric
  5. verb
    sell cheaply as remainders
    “The publisher remaindered the books”
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    sell
    exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent
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