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superfluous meaning

EN[suːˈpɜːflu.əs] [sjʊˈpɜːflu.əs] [suːˈpɝːflu.əs]
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  • Superfluous means unnecessary or excessive. It may also refer to:
  • Superfluous precision, the use of calculated measurements beyond significant figures
  • The Diary of a Superfluous Man, a Russian novella
  • Superfluous man, a Russian archetype inspired by the above novella

    Definition of superfluous in English Dictionary

  • AdjectivePREsuper-SUF-ous
    1. In excess of what is required or sufficient.
      1. With a full rain suit, carrying an umbrella may be superfluous.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • There, then, that vizard, that superfluous case, that hid the worse and show'd the better face.-- Shakespeare, Love's Labors Lost V.ii.387
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adjectives
      • Uncomparable adjectives
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    1. en superfluously
    2. en superfluousness
    3. en superfluous interval
    Source: Wiktionary

    Meaning of superfluous for the defined word.

    Grammatically, this word "superfluous" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective.
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