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surplus

adjective

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being over what is needed
  • surplus stock gets shipped to the warehouse and is eventually sold at auction

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surplus

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of surplus (Entry 2 of 2)

the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed
  • we have a surplus of plastic knives, but we're short on forks and spoons for the picnic

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The first known use of surplus was in the 14th century

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“Surplus.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/surplus. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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