Definition of remaining in English:


Syllabification: re·main·ing
Pronunciation: /riˈmāniNG


1Still existing, present, or in use; surviving: Lilly was my last remaining close relative the few remaining employees are working part-time
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  • Concern has been expressed about the long term survival of the Island's last two remaining limekiln structures.
  • Salary savings from hiring younger faculty to replace retirees can also be applied toward salary increases for the entire remaining faculty.
  • In the second week, a single researcher interviewed four of the remaining respondents.
2Not yet used, dealt with, or resolved; outstanding: they advertised for any remaining creditors to come forward
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  • Moreover the verdicts in the remaining cases are likely to follow a similar pattern.
  • The remaining will be allocated by the General Assembly.
  • Many banks that went under in 1998 long ago shifted their remaining assets to new companies.
3Still to happen; future: it will likely take six wins in the eight remaining games
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  • The opening goal did eventually arrive with less than 20 minutes remaining in the encounter.
  • The best chance of the match for Portlaoise came with minutes remaining.
  • Meursault had put her in a home, where she lived out her remaining days.

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