surplus

  

Definitions (6)

1. Extent to which generation of goods, services, and resources (such as capital) exceeds their consumption. Surplus of resources is the bedrock on which capitalism is built.
2. Goods that are in excess of the requirement and cannot be returned to the vendor for credit, but are useful for some purpose.
4. Unusual situation in a government budget where revenue exceeds expenditure.
5. Alternative term for capital surplus.
6. Alternative term for retained earnings.

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