Excess vs. Excessive

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  • Excess (noun)

    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

    “The excess of heavy water was given away to the neighbouring country.”

  • Excess (noun)

    The degree or amount by which one thing or number exceeds another; remainder.

    “The difference between two numbers is the excess of one over the other.”

  • Excess (noun)

    An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.

  • Excess (noun)

    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.

  • Excess (noun)

    A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for a part of the claim.

  • Excess (adjective)

    More than is normal, necessary or specified.

  • Excess (verb)

    To declare (an employee) surplus to requirements, such that he or she might not be given work.

  • Excessive (adjective)

    Exceeding the usual bounds of something; extravagant; immoderate.

    “Putting a wide vibrato on a single 16th triplet note at 160 beats per minute seems rather excessive.”

  • Excessive (adjective)

    more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate

    “he was drinking excessive amounts of brandy”

Oxford Dictionary

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