Leftover vs Remainder - What's the difference?

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Leftover is a synonym of remainder.


As adjectives the difference between leftover and remainder

is that leftover is remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve while remainder is remaining.

As nouns the difference between leftover and remainder

is that leftover is something left behind; an excess or remainder while remainder is a part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed.

As a verb remainder is

(commerce) to mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price.

leftover

English

Alternative forms

* left over, left-over

Adjective

(-)
  • Remaining; left behind; extra; in reserve.
  • Do you want some of the leftover supplies from the event?
  • (chiefly, in the plural, usually, of food) Remaining after a meal is complete or eaten for a later meal or snack.
  • I have some leftover spaghetti in the fridge, so I don't plan to cook tonight.
    Not leftovers again.

    Usage notes

    * When used after a verb (as part of a predicate phrase), use two separate words: *: I can walk for miles and still have energy left over.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something left behind; an excess or remainder.
  • It's a leftover from yesterday, but it's still perfectly good.
    The entire wheel of cheese is a leftover from the party.

    remainder

    Alternative forms

    * R (mathematics)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed.
  • ''My son ate part of his cake and I ate the remainder .
    ''You can have the remainder of my clothes.
  • *
  • Thirdly, I continue to attempt to interdigitate the taxa in our flora with taxa of the remainder of the world.
  • (mathematics) The amount left over after subtracting the divisor as many times as possible from the dividend without producing a negative result. If (n) (dividend) and d'' (divisor) are integers, then (n) can always be expressed in the form ''n = dq + r'', where ''q'' (quotient) and ''r'' (remainder ) are also integers and 0 ≤ ''r'' < ''d .
  • ''17 leaves a remainder of 2 when divided by 3.
    ''11 divided by 2 is 5 remainder 1.
  • (mathematics) The number left over after a simple subtraction
  • ''10 minus 4 leaves a remainder of 6
  • (commerce) Excessive stock items left unsold and subject to reduction in price.
  • ''I got a really good price on this shirt because it was a remainder .
  • (legal) An estate in expectancy which only comes in its heir's possession after an estate created by the same instrument has been determined
  • Synonyms

    * (a part or parts remaining) remnant, residue, rest * surplus

    Derived terms

    * remainderman * contingent remainder

    See also

    * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend * modulus

    See also

    * remainderman

    Adjective

    (-)
  • remaining
  • Synonyms

    * leftover

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (commerce) To mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price.
  • ''The bookstore remaindered the unsold copies of that book at the end of summer at a reduced price.