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American English: /ˈsərpləs/
British English: /ˈsəːpləs/

Translation of surplus in Spanish:

noun plural surpluses

  • (of produce, stock) food surpluses
    excedentes de alimentos
    operating surplus
    beneficios (masculine plural) de explotación
    utilidades (feminine plural) de explotación (Latin America)
    a balance-of-trade surplus
    un superávit en la balanza de pagos
    Example sentences
    • In the West, a surplus of food supply has made obesity the main concern of adults, and slimness has been regarded as a symbol of health and beauty.
    • Hunter-gatherer societies don't produce enough food surpluses to support those extra people.
    • None of this would have been possible without the development of agriculture and the capacity to produce a surplus of food that could be supplied to a sector of the population that was no longer responsible for feeding itself.
    Example sentences
    • He further said the narrowing surplus in the current account resulted from a narrowing surplus in the investment income account.
    • The notion that equity pre-funding financed by on-budget surpluses can increase capital accumulation buys into the fallacies that have driven policies of fiscal austerity.
    • It has $125 million of surplus of assets over liabilities.


  • (goods/stocks)
    they need to use up their surplus energy
    necesitan gastar la energía que les sobra
    shed surplus pounds with this new diet plan
    pierda esos kilos de más con este nuevo régimen
    to be surplus to requirements
    estar de más
    no ser necesario
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