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Surplus suggests a beneficial situation, especially in economics or business, indicating prosperity. SlideThanks to increased demand, the farmers had a grain surplus.
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Surplus is often used in large-scale contexts, like governments or organizations, rather than personal use. SlideThe city's budget surplus will fund new public parks.
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Don't confuse 'surplus' with 'surplus to requirements', which means unnecessary or unwanted. SlideThese old computers are surplus to our requirements.