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surplus

noun [C]  us   /ˈsɜrˌplʌs, -pləs/
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
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈsɜr·plʌs, -pləs/
Farmers are feeding their surplus wheat to pigs.
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