Supplementary vs Surplus - What's the difference?

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Supplementary is a related term of surplus.


As adjectives the difference between supplementary and surplus

is that supplementary is additional; added to supply what is wanted while surplus is being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.

As a noun surplus is

that which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.

supplementary

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Additional; added to supply what is wanted.
  • References

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    surplus

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • That which remains when use or need is satisfied, or when a limit is reached; excess; overplus.
  • Specifically, an amount in the public treasury at any time greater than is required for the ordinary purposes of the government.
  • (legal) The remainder of a fund appropriated for a particular purpose.
  • (legal) assets left after liabilities and debts, including capital stock have been deducted.
  • Antonyms

    * lack * deficit

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Being or constituting a surplus; more than sufficient; as, surplus revenues; surplus population; surplus words.
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