What is the meaning of excess?

noun

adjective

  • More than is needed, desired, or required.
    • usage: "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
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APAWordNet. (2010). excess. Retrieved June 26, 2017, from http://smartdefine.org/excess/definitions/1173637
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MLAWordNet. "excess" 23 October 2010. Web. 26 June 2017. <http://smartdefine.org/excess/definitions/1173637>
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