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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Anglo-French
Origin: Old French remaindre; REMAIN

remainder

noun
     
re‧main‧der
1

the remainder

the part of something that is left after everything else has gone or been dealt with [= the rest]:
The remainder must be paid by the end of June.
the remainder of
He spent the remainder of his police career behind a desk.
2 [countable]
a) the number you get when you subtract one number from another number
b) the number that is left when you divide one number by another number:
Fifteen divided by four gives you a remainder of 3.

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