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Definition of remainder noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the remainder [usually singular] the remaining people, things, or time synonym rest I kept some of his books and gave away the remainder. When the remainder refers to a plural noun, the verb is plural:Most of our employees work in New York; the remainder are in London.
  2. 2[countable, usually singular] (mathematics) the numbers left after one number has been subtracted from another, or one number has been divided into another Divide 2 into 7, and the answer is 3, remainder 1.
  3. 3[countable] a book that has been remaindered
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