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
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n something left after other parts have been taken away

“there was no remainder
Synonyms:
balance, residual, residue, residuum, rest
Types:
leftover, remnant
a small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
Type of:
component, component part, constituent, part, portion
something determined in relation to something that includes it

n the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend

Synonyms:
difference
Types:
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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

n the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor

Type of:
number
a concept of quantity involving zero and units

n a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold

Synonyms:
end, oddment, remnant
Types:
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

v sell cheaply as remainders

“The publisher remaindered the books”
Type of:
sell
exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent

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