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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Superfluous \Su*per"flu*ous\, a. [L. superfluus overflowing; super over, above + fluere to flow. See Super-, and Fluent.] More than is wanted or is sufficient; rendered unnecessary by superabundance; unnecessary; useless; excessive; as, a superfluous price. --Shak. [1913 Webster] An authority which makes all further argument or illustration superfluous. --E. Everett. [1913 Webster] Superfluous interval (Mus.), an interval that exceeds a major or perfect interval by a semitone. [1913 Webster] Syn: Unnecessary; useless; exuberant; excessive; redundant; needless. [1913 Webster] -- Su*per"flu*ous*ly, adv. -- Su*per"flu*ous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]