surplusnoun [ C or U ], adjectiveuk /ˈsɜː.pləs/ us /ˈsɝː.pləs/
- A surplus of corn has helped depress the grain market.
- The chemical industry has a large and growing trade surplus.
- There is no surplus capacity in our transport system.
- We produce enough vegetables for our community, and any surplus is sold to local shops.
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