Remaining vs Remainder - What's the difference?

remaining | remainder |


As verbs the difference between remaining and remainder

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

As nouns the difference between remaining and remainder

is that remaining is an act or occurrence by which someone or something remains while remainder is a part or parts remaining after some has/have been removed.

As adjectives the difference between remaining and remainder

is that remaining is which remains, especially after something else has been removed while remainder is remaining.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

remaining

English

Verb

(head)
  • They will be remaining behind. (progressive)
    My remaining at the beach house kept it from being vandalized. (gerund)
    The remaining paint shall be properly disposed of. (participle used as adjective)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act or occurrence by which someone or something remains
  • * {{quote-book, 1580, , An Answer Unto A Crafty and Sophistical Cavillation Devised by Stephen Gardiner, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=mFgYAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA298, page=298, edition=1844 Parker Society ed.
  • , passage=For where Gelasius saith, that "there remaineth the substance or nature of bread and wine," to declare thereby the remaining of two natures in Christ, you say, that "Gelasius' saying may be verified in the last, and not in the first," that is to say, that the nature of bread and wine remaineth.}}
  • * {{quote-book, 1864, date=August 8, chapter=Mr Seward to Mr Pike, No. 171, author=, title=Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Part 3, year_published=1865, pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?pg=PA322&id=QTEWAAAAYAAJ&output=text, page=322
  • , passage= It is important for us to know to what extent the remaining of that naval force is advantageous, and I hope therefore, that you will seek an opportunity informally to confer upon this question,
  • * {{quote-book, 1975, , The Contemporary Explosion of Theology, page=39 citation
  • , passage=In this steadfast remaining with the Church that he so often criticizes, Küng shows himself to be a true son of Roman Catholicism. }}
  • (countable, rare) Remnant.
  • Usage notes

    * Also used as gerund.

    Synonyms

    * rest * balance

    Adjective

    (-)
  • which remains, especially after something else has been removed
  • May I have the only remaining cake?

    Synonyms

    * left * surviving

    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.