Definition of remnant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    remnant

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈrɛmnənt//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually plural] a part of something that is left after the other parts have been used, removed, destroyed, etc. synonym remains The woods are remnants of a huge forest that once covered the whole area. Many of the traditions are remnants of a time when most people worked on the land.
  2. 2a small piece of cloth that is left when the rest has been sold
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