Translation of surplus in Spanish:
noun plural surpluses
- (of produce, stock)(of funds)food surplusesoperating surplusexcedentes de alimentosa balance-of-trade surplusbeneficios (masculine plural) or (in Latin America also) utilidades (feminine plural) de explotaciónun superávit en la balanza de pagosExample 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.
- 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.
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