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Definition of excess:

(n) : 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"
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Definition of excess:

(n) : 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"

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