# Remainder vs Leftovers - What's the difference?

remainder | leftovers |

## As nouns the difference between remainder and leftovers

is that remainder is a part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed while leftovers is .

is remaining.

## As a verb remainder

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

# remainder

## English

(wikipedia 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

* 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

* remainderman

(-)
• remaining

* 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.

# leftovers

## English

### Noun

(wikipedia leftovers)
• English plurals
• Food remaining after a meal; excess food eaten later.
• I had leftovers from yesterday for dinner tonight.