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English definition of “remainder”

remainder

noun     /rɪˈmeɪndər/
the remainder (of) the part of something that is not included in a total or amount , or that is left after the rest has gone: Venezuela is able to sell three-quarters of its OPEC quota as refined products , with the heavy crude oil making up most of the remainder.the remainder of sth The remainder of its business , plastic packaging , makes up 20% of group sales . Inflation could remain at 3% or above for the remainder of the year .
[C] COMMERCE a book , CD, or DVD that is sold at a reduced price , often because it has not sold as well as expected : All our remainders have been discounted by more than 50%.
(Definition of remainder noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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