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adjective [only before noun] remaining pronunciation in British English /rɪˈmeɪnɪŋ/

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  1. still left after other people or things have gone, have been dealt with etc
    What shall we do for the remaining half hour?
    The remaining issues can be dealt with at the next meeting.
    any/all remaining: Today’s defeat has killed any remaining hopes of them reaching the final.


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