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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sur·plus /ˈsɝ(ˌ)pləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·plus n.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sur·plus, a. Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
    When the price of corn falleth, men give over surplus tillage, and break no more ground.   --Carew.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : 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" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory,
             superfluous, supernumerary]
      n : a quantity much larger than is needed [syn: excess, surplusage,