Definition of surplus adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɜːpləs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɜːrplʌs//
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more than is needed or used surplus cash Surplus grain is being sold for export. This diet guarantees to help you shed surplus fat. surplus to something These items are surplus to requirements (= not needed). Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French sourplus, from medieval Latin superplus, from super- ‘in addition’ + plus ‘more’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: surplus