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Definition of Surplus

Surplus

  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. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.

Surplus Quotations

We must find new lands from which we can easily obtain raw materials and at the same time exploit the cheap slave labor that is available from the natives of the colonies. The colonies would also provide a dumping ground for the surplus goods produced in our factories.
Cecil Rhodes

Most books are surplus to the world's requirements, and I am going to sound very conceited here, but I am trying to write books that aren't just using up trees.
Michel Faber

With twelve horse power at our command, we considered that we could permit the weight of the machine with operator to rise to 750 or 800 pounds, and still have as much surplus power as we had originally allowed for in the first estimate of 550 pounds.
Orville Wright

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie

Freedom is the by-product of economic surplus.
Aneurin Bevan
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Surplus Translations

surplus in Afrikaans is surplus
surplus in Dutch is surplus
surplus in Portuguese is excesso
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