# remainder

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishremainderre‧main‧der /rɪˈmeɪndə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun 1 → the remainder2 [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.

Examples from the Corpus

remainder• Only two of the patients with residual cystic duct stones were advised to undergo cholecystectomy and the remainder are asymptomatic.• The distribution of the remainder of the portfolios was unchanged.• Many of the remainder were absorbed by McCorquodale the printers.• The caddies received only a proportion of this as a caddie master was entitled to the remainder.• The remainder constitutes the interstitial fluid that surrounds each body cell.• The remainder were largely due to sewage, industrial pollution or oil spillages.• The remainder will be treated as investment income, which is liable to tax.From Longman Business Dictionaryremainderre‧main‧der1 /rɪˈmeɪndə-ər/ noun1the remainder the part of something left after the other parts have gone or been dealt withThe company will pay £316 million to the pension fund this year, and the remainder over 30 years.2[countable]COMMERCE a book sold cheaply because it has not been successfulThe quantity of remainders has increased greatly in the last decade.remainderremainder2 verb [transitive]COMMERCE to sell copies of a book cheaply because it has not been successfulThe original price was £15.50, but it did not sell well and was remaindered at £4.50 a copy. —remaindered adjective [only before a noun]remaindered books
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