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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)

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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)
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