Term of the Day Friday, May 22, 2015

surplus

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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