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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or condition of being superfluous.
  • noun Something superfluous.
  • noun Overabundance; excess.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A quantity that is superfluous or in excess; a greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance; redundancy.
  • noun That which is in excess of what is wanted; especially, something used for show or luxury rather than for comfort or from necessity; something that could easily be dispensed with.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A greater quantity than is wanted; superabundance
  • noun The state or quality of being superfluous; excess.
  • noun Something beyond what is needed; something which serves for show or luxury.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality or state of being superfluous; in excess or overabundance.
  • noun Something superfluous, as a luxury.
  • noun rare Collective noun for a group of nuns.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun extreme excess

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