• WordNet 3.6
    • v remainder sell cheaply as remainders "The publisher remaindered the books"
    • n remainder a piece of cloth that is left over after the rest has been used or sold
    • n remainder the number that remains after subtraction; the number that when added to the subtrahend gives the minuend
    • n remainder the part of the dividend that is left over when the dividend is not evenly divisible by the divisor
    • n remainder something left after other parts have been taken away "there was no remainder","he threw away the rest","he took what he wanted and I got the balance"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Remainder (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.
    • Remainder Anything that remains, or is left, after the separation and removal of a part; residue; remnant. "The last remainders of unhappy Troy.""If these decoctions be repeated till the water comes off clear, the remainder yields no salt."
    • a Remainder Remaining; left; left over; refuse. "Which is as dry as the remainder biscuit
      After a voyage."
    • Remainder (Math) The quantity or sum that is left after subtraction, or after any deduction.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n remainder That which remains; anything left after the separation, removal, destruction, or passing of a part.
    • n remainder In mathematics, the sum or quantity left after subtraction or after any deduction; also, the part remaining over after division: thus, if 19 be divided by 4, the remainder is 3, because 19 is three more than an exact multiple of 4. In the old arithmetics called the remainer.
    • n remainder In law, a future estate so created as to take effect in possession and enjoyment after another estate (as a life-interest) is determined; a remnant of an estate in land, depending upon a particular prior estate, created at the same time, and by the same instrument, and limited to arise immediately on the determination of that estate, (Kent.) It is thus distinguished from a reversion, which is the estate which by operation of law arises in the grantor or his heirs when a limited estate created without creating also a remainder comes to an end; and distinguished also from an executory interest, which may take effect although there be no prior estate upon the termination of which it is to commence in possession. At the time when by the common law no grant could be made but by livery of seizin, a person who wished to give to another a future estate was obliged to create at the same time an intermediate estate commencing immediately, and he could limit this temporary estate by the event which he wished to fix for the commencement of the ultimate estate, which was hence called the remainder—that is, what remained after the precedent or particular estate—and was said to be supported by the precedent or particular estate. (See particular estate and executory estate, both under estate.) A remainder is vested when the event which will terminate the precedent estate is certain to happen, and the person designated to take in remainder is in existence. The fact that the person may not survive to enjoy the estate, or that others may come into existence who will also answer the designation and therefore be entitled to share it with him, does not prevent the remainder from being deemed vested meanwhile.
    • n remainder In the publishing trade, that which remains of an edition the sale of which has practically ceased, and which is sold out at a reduced price.
    • n remainder Synonyms Rest, Remainder, Remnant, Residue, Balance, Rest is the most general term; it may represent a large or a small part. Remainder and residue generally represent a comparatively small part, and remnant a part not only very small, but of little or no account. Rest may be applied to persons as freely as to things; remainder and residue only to things; but we may speak of the remainder of a party. Remnant and residue are favorite words in the Bible for rest or remainder, as in Mat. xxii. 6 and Isa. xxi. 17, but such use of them in application to persons is now antique. Balance cannot, literally or by legitimate figure, be used for rest or remainder: we say the balance of the time, week, space, party, money. It is a cant word of trade.
    • remainder Remaining; refuse; left.
    • n remainder The right to succeed to a title or position on the decease of the holder; especially the right of succession to a peerage expressly assigned to a certain person or line of descent in default of male issue in the direct line.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Remainder that which remains or is left behind after the removal of a part: the balance: an interest in an estate to come into effect after a certain other event happens: that which remains of an edition when the sale of a book has practically ceased
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “The worst readers are those who behave like plundering troops: they take away a few things they can use, dirty and confound the remainder, and revile the whole.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Do not undervalue the headache. While it is at its sharpest it seems a bad investment; but when relief begins, the unexpired remainder is worth $4 a minute.”
  • St. Augustine
    “Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. remaindre, inf. See Remain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. remaindre—L. remanērere-, back, manēre, to stay.


In literature:

This task occupied nearly the remainder of the day.
"The Young Llanero" by W.H.G. Kingston
The remainder of the group will meet here at one o'clock.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Forty-Second Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
We passed the remainder of the summer in building castles in the air for the future, and at last agreed to go to Monterey to pass the winter.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
My crew consisted of about thirty men, all strong fellows: ten of them Englishmen, and the remainder from my own country.
"The Pacha of Many Tales" by Frederick Marryat
Joey's mind was confused during the remainder of his walk, and it was not until their return home that he could reflect on what had passed.
"The Poacher" by Frederick Marryat
They had missed the remainder of the herd, and were too happy in any way to obtain the deer to be jealous of our success.
"Adventures in the Far West" by W.H.G. Kingston
The flight of the remainder had been evidently precipitate.
"The War Service of the 1/4 Royal Berkshire Regiment (T. F.)" by Charles Robert Mowbray Fraser Cruttwell
The remainder of his English conversation applied entirely to cooking chickens.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
The remainder had been sent to bring in a score of women, the wives and daughters of inspectors and other senior officers.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
For the 1/2d we find 850,000 roughly, with 60,000 remainders.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
The insignificant sum of two and sixpence secured me my sign-up for the remainder of the course.
"A Labrador Doctor" by Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
The remainder were temporarily put into old barracks.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Even 'remainders' sometimes turn out to be little gold-mines.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
The remainder of the Ladrone group, the Caroline and the Pelew Islands were sold by Spain to Germany in June, 1899.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
She gave him a noiseless push and went for the remainder of the cream.
"Nell, of Shorne Mills" by Charles Garvice
I did not hear the remainder of the conversation.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Subtract the epact from 27, divide by 7, and keep the remainder, or 7, if there be no remainder.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
The remainder is grown in the Levant, Spain, and France.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The remainder of the library appears to have been kept at Thenford until 1886, when Mr. J.E.
"English Book Collectors" by William Younger Fletcher
I have already pointed out that General De la Rey had taken with him the remainder of the burghers from the western districts.
"My Reminiscences of the Anglo-Boer War" by Ben Viljoen

In poetry:

"Prince William returned, broken down with sorrow, to Eisenach.
His princely father's heart found no comfort during the remainder
of his days. He died soon after the murder of the Jews--his last
words were, 'woe! the fire!'
"The Dance To Death. Act V" by Emma Lazarus

In news:

I didn't post for the remainder of the year.
Give the remainder to a money manager to invest in the way the pro thinks best to meet your objectives.
PRINCETON — Selectmen voted Tuesday night to allow the owner of Goat Ridge Farm Stand to operate a stand on the property of Mechanics Hall for the remainder of the year.
A federal judge Tuesday ordered Kwame Brown to spend the remainder of the day in the custody of the US Marshals.
Economists' expectations for the remainder of this year and next are for more slow growth.
The club is open to everyone and will meet monthly – on Monday 's at 6:30 PM for the remainder of 2012.
Mitt Romney has used the tax-exempt Mormon Church to defer his own taxes via a shelter known as the charitable remainder unitrust, Bloomberg reports.
Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the early season at the end of shooting hours on Thursday, Nov 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the early season at the end of shooting hours on Thursday, Nov 15, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says that wolf hunting in the northeast zone will close for the remainder of the early season of shooting hours on Thursday, November 15.
Shaking off defeat of the casino bill in the recent legislative session, the Kentucky Equine Education Project showed a fresh outlook for the remainder of 2006 in a public meeting May 9 at the Kentucky Horse Park.
00 am - 4:00 p.m. First UPR starts with a live opera , then plays classical and opera for the remainder of the program.
I was on the golf course, enjoying the remainder of my vacation, and decided to throw my ball with my left hand…but I normally throw right handed.
Despite losing four of the first five games, UTEP Coach Mike Price says the remainder of the season looks promising for his Miners.
John Boyett knee will miss the remainder of the season.

In science:

Given this equivalence, for the remainder of the paper we consider only the behavior of the zero-energy eigenfunction.
Breakdown of Conformal Invariance at Strongly Random Critical Points
For the remainder of the paper we fix an integer n > 1.
Discrete versions of the Beckman-Quarles theorem from the definability results of Raphael M. Robinson
Divide the result by m and find the remainder.
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Calculate a × R2 + b; divide the result by m; find the remainder and call it R3 .
An Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation of Statistical physics Problem
Calculate a × R2 + b ; divide the result by m ; find the remainder and call it R3 .
Monte Carlo: Basics
This argument only works since the power ν − 1 reappears under the integral of the remainder term.
Universal bounds on the selfaveraging of random diffraction measures
The remainder of this section is concerned with the question, left open by Proposition 5.1, of determining the limiting distribution of T N .
Structure of large random hypergraphs
In general, once the ansatz containing some free functions has been introduced, the remainder u1 is determined uniquely.
Applications of the theory of evolution equations to general relativity
The remainder of this section studies the distribution of the first row under the measure Pn,q .
GL(n,q) and Increasing Subsequences in Nonuniform Random Permutations
The remainder of this section is structured as follows.
Cross-over between first-order and critical wetting at the liquid-vapour interface of n-alkane/methanol mixtures: tricritical wetting and critical prewetting
In the remainder of the proof we assume that card(K ) ≥ 2.
Classification of unipotent representations of simple p-adic groups,II
The remainder of the paper is arranged as follows.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
In this Section, we describe some basic concepts useful for understanding the remainder of the paper, including the characteristic time scales involved, as well as some features of the growth of fluctuations.
The nonlinear development of the thermal instability in the atomic ISM and its interaction with random fluctuations
The remainder of the paper is organized as follows.
Computing stationary probability distributions and large deviation rates for constrained random walks. The undecidability results
The remainder of this paper is organized as follows.
A Scalable Architecture for Harvest-Based Digital Libraries - The ODU/Southampton Experiments