Meaning of “superfluous” in the English Dictionary

"superfluous" in British English

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superfluousadjective

uk /suːˈpɜː.flu.əs/ us /suːˈpɝː.flu.əs/
superfluity
noun [ C ] uk /ˌsuː.pəˈfluː.ə.ti/ us /ˌsuː.pɚˈfluː.ə.t̬i/ formal

The new director has said that there is a superfluity of staff in the organization, and that cuts must be made.
superfluously
adverb uk /suːˈpɜː.flu.əs.li/ us /suːˈpɝː.flu.əs.li/
superfluousness
noun [ U ] uk /suːˈpɜː.flu.əs.nəs/ us /suːˈpɝː.flu.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “superfluous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"superfluous" in American English

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superfluousadjective

us /sʊˈpɜr·flu·əs/

more than is needed; extra and not necessary:

Our new mayor plans to eliminate superfluous programs.
Much of the school day is wasted on superfluous activities.

(Definition of “superfluous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)