[ik-ses-iv] /ɪkˈsɛs ɪv/
going beyond the usual, necessary, or proper limit or degree; characterized by :
excessive charges; excessive criticism.
exceeding the normal or permitted extents or limits; immoderate; inordinate
late 14c., from Old French excessif “excessive, oppressive,” from Latin excess-, past participle stem of excedere “to depart, go beyond” (see exceed). Related: Excessively; excessiveness.
- Excess luggage
noun 1. luggage that is greater in weight or in number of pieces than an airline, etc, will carry free
- Excess-profits tax
[ek-ses prof-its] /ˈɛk sɛs ˈprɒf ɪts/ noun 1. a tax on the profits of a business enterprise in excess of the average profits for a number of base years, or of a specified rate of return on capital.
noun, Physics. 1. (def 1). noun, Physics. 1. Also called excess sound pressure, instantaneous sound pressure. the difference between the pressure at a point in a medium through which a sound wave is passing and the static pressure of the medium at that point. 2. .
- Excess supply
noun 1. (economics) a situation in which the market supply of a commodity is greater than the market demand for it, thus causing its market price to fall