Associations to the word «Surplus»


SURPLUS, noun. That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
SURPLUS, noun. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
SURPLUS, noun. (legal) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
SURPLUS, noun. (legal) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
SURPLUS, adjective. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
SURPLUS VALUE, noun. The part of the new value made by production that is taken by enterprises as generic gross profit.

Dictionary definition

SURPLUS, noun. A quantity much larger than is needed.
SURPLUS, adjective. 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".

Wise words

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