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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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