Definitions (3)

1. Excess. also called overage.
2. The extent to which assets exceed liabilities.
3. Profits remaining after subtracting for operating expenses, taxes, interest and insurance.

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IF you find that you have a surplus of your product it may be time to put on a sale to get rid of some quickly.

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The company overestimated its quarterly demand schedule for its new car model and was left with a surplus based on the orders received.

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The military had a surplus of weapons after the war ended prematurely when an early invasion managed to destroy the foreign country's military in little time at all.

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