2016年12月21日 星期三

tis the season, superfluous, excess, extra, spare, supernumerary, surplus, superannuated, superannuation




The Christmas superannuation swipe: 'Tis the season to look at your balance


But the animal in us must be satisfied first, and we must first banish from among us all suffering which is superfluous and has its origin in social arrangements, before we can return to spiritual goods.



 Law Firm's E-Mails, Revealed in Suit, Point to Overbilling

By PETER LATTMAN

Messages from the world's largest law firm, DLA Piper, disclosed in a dispute over fees, will likely add to a perception that firms inflate bills with superfluous tasks.

Japan's Auto Parts Makers Try to Anticipate Shift to Electric Cars
New York Times
Sooner or, more likely, later the electric car could render thousands of companies superfluous here in the heart of Japan's auto parts region. ...





Gadgets You Need, Even if You Have a Smartphone
By BRIAN X. CHEN
Smartphone apps have made many electronic devices, like the point-and-shoot camera, superfluous. But some stand-alone devices are still useful.



Urban Dictionary: tis the season

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Top Definitiontis the season. It typically refers to the time before Christmas, which can be defined as anywhere from October to December 24th. Adam-Bro, I ...


superfluous

adjective

  • unnecessary, especially through being more than enough:the purchaser should avoid asking for superfluous information



Derivatives


Origin:

late Middle English: from Latin superfluus, from super- 'over' + fluere 'to flow'

superfluous adj.
Being beyond what is required or sufficient.

[Middle English, from Old French superflueux, from Latin superfluus, from superfluere, to overflow : super-, super- + fluere, to flow.]
superfluously su·per'flu·ous·ly adv.
superfluousness su·per'flu·ous·ness n.
SYNONYMS superfluous, excess, extra, spare, supernumerary, surplus. These adjectives mean being more than is needed, desired, required, or appropriate: delete superfluous words; trying to lose excess weight; found some extra change on the dresser; sleeping in the spare room; supernumerary ornamentation; distributed surplus food to the needy.

[形]((形式))
1 余分な, 過剰の.
2 不必要な, よけいな;不適切な.
[ラテン語super-越えて+fluere流れる+-OUSラテン語. △FLUENT, INFLUENCE





superannuated

Syllabification: (su·per·an·nu·at·ed)

Definition of superannuated

adjective

  • (of a position or employee) belonging to a superannuation plan:she is not superannuated and has no paid vacation
  • obsolete through age or new technological or intellectual developments:superannuated computing equipment



superannuation

Syllabification: (su·per·an·nu·a·tion)

Definition of superannuation

noun

[usually as modifier]
  • regular payment made into a fund by an employee toward a future pension:a superannuation fund
  • a superannuation pension paid to a retired person.
  • the process of superannuating an employee.

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