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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Old French sorplus (compare French surplus).

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NounEdit

surplus (plural surpluses or surplusses)

  1. That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
  2. Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
  3. (law) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
  4. (law) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.

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AdjectiveEdit

surplus (not comparable)

  1. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient
    surplus revenues
    surplus population
    surplus words
    It is surplus to our needs
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, in The Economist[1], volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly):
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine.

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VerbEdit

surplus (third-person singular simple present surpluss, present participle surplusing, simple past and past participle surplused)

  1. To treat as surplus to requirements, to sell off.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From sur- +‎ plus

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surplus m (plural surplus)

  1. surplus

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French.

NounEdit

surplus m (invariable)

  1. surplus (all senses)