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remainder

noun uk   /rɪˈmeɪn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/

remainder noun (PART LEFT)

the remainder [S] the part of something that is left after the other parts have gone, been used, or been taken away: I ate most of it and gave the remainder to the dog. It rained the first day but the remainder of the trip was fine.

remainder noun (MATHEMATICS)

[U] specialized mathematics in mathematics, the amount that is left when one number cannot be exactly divided by another: 9 divided by 4 is 2, remainder 1.

remainder

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈmeɪn.dər/ us    /-dɚ/
to sell a book cheaply because it has not sold well and no more copies of it will be produced: His autobiography never sold very well and was soon remaindered.
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