Complete Definition of "excess"

English

Etymology
Old English exces, excess, ecstasy; Latin excessus a going out, loss of self-possession, from excedere, excessum, to go out, go beyond. See Exceed.

Noun
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#The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder; as, the difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.
#The state of surpassing or going beyond limits; the being of a measure beyond sufficiency, necessity, or duty; that which exceeds what is usual or proper; immoderateness; superfluity; superabundance; extravagance; as, an excess of provisions or of light.
#:*To gild refined gold, to paint the lily, To throw a perfume on the violet, ... Is wasteful and ridiculous excess. - Shakespeare
#:*That kills me with excess of grief, this with excess of joy. - Walsh
#An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
#:*Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess. Ephesians v. 18
#:*Thy desire ... leads to no excess That reaches blame. - Milton

  1. geometry Spherical excess, the amount by which the sum of the three angles of a spherical triangle exceeds two right angles. The spherical excess is proportional to the area of the triangle.

Translations
trans-top|The degree by which one thing exceeds another
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Korean: ì°ì리 (usuri)
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trans-top|The state of surpassing limits
Finnish: ylettömyys, kohtuuttomuus
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Korean: ì°ì리 (usuri)
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trans-top|An undue indulgence of the appetite
Finnish: liika, liiallisuus
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Norwegian: utskeielse
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trans-top|(geometry) Spherical excess
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See also
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