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"remainder" in British English

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remaindernoun

uk   /rɪˈmeɪn.dər/  us   /rɪˈmeɪn.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.

remainderverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈmeɪn.dər/  us   /rɪˈmeɪn.dɚ/
(Definition of remainder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"remainder" in American English

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remaindernoun [C usually sing]

 us   /rɪˈmeɪn·dər/
the ​part that is ​left after the other ​parts are gone, used, or taken away: It rained the first ​day but was ​sunny for the remainder of the ​trip.
mathematics A remainder is the ​amountleft when one ​number cannot be ​exactlydivided by another.
(Definition of remainder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"remainder" in Business English

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remaindernoun

uk   us   /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 ​OPECquota as ​refinedproducts, with the ​heavycrudeoil making up most of the remainder.the remainder of sth The remainder of its ​business, ​plasticpackaging, makes up 20% of ​groupsales. 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 ​reducedprice, often because it has not ​sold as well as expected: All our remainders have been ​discounted by more than 50%.

remainderverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈmeɪndər/
COMMERCE to ​sell a ​book, CD, or ​DVD at a ​reducedprice, often because it has not ​sold as well as expected: Copies of his autobiography are now being remaindered.
(Definition of remainder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “remainder”
in Arabic باق…
in Korean 나머지…
in Portuguese resto, restante…
in Catalan resta…
in Japanese 残り, 余り…
in Chinese (Simplified) 剩余…
in Turkish artan, geri kalan, bakiye…
in Russian остаток, остальные…
in Chinese (Traditional) 剩餘…
in Italian rimanenza, resto, avanzo…
in Polish reszta, pozostałość…
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“remainder” in Business English

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