sur·plus (sûrpləs, -plŭs′)
Being more than or in excess of what is needed or required: surplus grain. See Synonyms at superfluous.
1. An amount or quantity in excess of what is needed.
a. Total assets minus the sum of all liabilities.
b. Excess of a corporation's net assets over the face value of its capital stock.
c. Excess of receipts over expenditures.
[Middle English, an excess, surplus, from Old French, an excess, from Medieval Latin superplūs : Latin super-, super- + Latin plūs, more; see pelə-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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