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English definition of “surplus value”

surplus value

noun [U]    
ECONOMICS the difference between the amount a worker is paid and the value the worker adds to the goods or services produced: In Marxist theory, the capitalist, after paying wages, becomes the owner of the surplus value created by the workers.
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