Remainder vs Remains - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between remainder and remains

is that remainder is a part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed while remains is what is left after a person (or any organism) dies; a corpse.

As verbs the difference between remainder and remains

is that remainder is (commerce) to mark or declare items left unsold as subject to reduction in price while remains is (remain).

As a adjective remainder

is remaining.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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.

    remains

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • What is left after a person (or any organism) dies; a corpse.
  • The victim's remains were one small piece of bone.
  • Historical or archaeological relics.
  • (senseid)The extant writings of a deceased person.
  • All that is left of the stock of some things; remnants.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • (rare)  .
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (remain)
  • We'll go ahead, while she remains here.