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Overview of noun surplus

The noun surplus has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (8) excess, surplus, surplusage, nimiety

(a quantity much larger than is needed)


Overview of adj surplus

The adj surplus has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (7) excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus

(more than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy")

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