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English definition of “surplus”
/ˈsɜrˌplʌs/, /-pləs/ n [C]
› an amount that is more than is needed: The world is now producing large food surpluses. The government is forecasting a budget surplus this year (= all the money available to be spent will not be spent). › A surplus is also the amount of money you have left when you sell more than you buy: a trade surplus surplus
/ˈsɜr·plʌs/, /-pləs/ adj [not gradable] › Farmers are feeding their surplus wheat to pigs.