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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Superfluous  \Su*per"flu*ous\,  a.  [L.  superfluus  overflowing; 
  super  over  above  +  fluere  to  flow.  See  {Super-},  and 
  More  than  is  wanted  or  is  sufficient;  rendered  unnecessary  by 
  superabundance;  unnecessary;  useless;  excessive;  as  a 
  superfluous  price.  --Shak. 
  An  authority  which  makes  all  further  argument  or 
  illustration  superfluous.  --E.  Everett. 
  {Superfluous  interval}  (Mus.),  an  interval  that  exceeds  a 
  major  or  perfect  interval  by  a  semitone. 
  Syn:  Unnecessary;  useless;  exuberant;  excessive;  redundant; 
  needless.  --  {Su*per"flu*ous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Su*per"flu*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  serving  no  useful  purpose;  having  no  excuse  for  being 
  "otiose  lines  in  a  play";  "advice  is  wasted  words" 
  [syn:  {otiose},  {pointless},  {wasted}] 
  2:  more  than  is  needed,  desired,  or  required;  "trying  to  lose 
  excess  weight";  "found  some  extra  change  lying  on  the 
  dresser";  "yet  another  book  on  heraldry  might  be  thought 
  redundant";  "skills  made  redundant  by  technological 
  advance";  "sleeping  in  the  spare  room";  "supernumerary 
  ornamentation";  "it  was  supererogatory  of  her  to  gloat"; 
  "delete  superfluous  (or  unnecessary)  words";  "extra  ribs 
  as  well  as  other  supernumerary  internal  parts";  "surplus 
  cheese  distributed  to  the  needy"  [syn:  {excess},  {extra}, 
  {redundant},  {spare},  {supererogatory},  {supernumerary},  {surplus}] 

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