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.”
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.”
An undue indulgence of the appetite; transgression of proper moderation in natural gratifications; intemperance; dissipation.
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.
A condition on an insurance policy by which the insured pays for a part of the claim.
More than is normal, necessary or specified.
To declare (an employee) surplus to requirements, such that he or she might not be given work.
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.”
more than is necessary, normal, or desirable; immoderate
“he was drinking excessive amounts of brandy”