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Whatever respect photography may once have deserved is now superfluous in view of its own superfluity.
Will Self

Meaning of "superfluity" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SUPERFLUITY

From Old French superfluité, via Late Latin from Latin superfluussuperfluous.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SUPERFLUITY

superfluity  [ˌsuːpəˈfluːɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SUPERFLUITY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Superfluity is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SUPERFLUITY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of superfluity in the English dictionary

The first definition of superfluity in the dictionary is the condition of being superfluous. Other definition of superfluity is a quantity or thing that is in excess of what is needed. Superfluity is also a thing that is not needed.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SUPERFLUITY


acuity
əˈkjuːɪtɪ
ambiguity
ˌæmbɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ
annuity
əˈnjuːɪtɪ
assiduity
ˌæsɪˈdjuːɪtɪ
circuity
səˈkjuːɪtɪ
congruity
kɒŋˈɡruːɪtɪ
conspicuity
ˌkɒnspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ
contiguity
kɒntɪˈɡjuːɪtɪ
continuity
ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ
discontinuity
dɪsˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ
fatuity
fəˈtjuːɪtɪ
fortuity
fɔːˈtjuːɪtɪ
gratuity
ɡrəˈtjuːɪtɪ
incongruity
ˌɪnkɒŋˈɡruːɪtɪ
ingenuity
ˌɪndʒɪˈnjuːɪtɪ
innocuousness
ˌɪnəˈkjuːɪtɪ
perpetuity
ˌpɜːpɪˈtjuːɪtɪ
perspicuity
ˌpɜːspɪˈkjuːɪtɪ
promiscuity
ˌprɒmɪˈskjuːɪtɪ
vacuity
væˈkjuːɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SUPERFLUITY

superficialness
superficies
superfine
superfineness
superfirm
superfit
superfix
superflack
superfluid
superfluidity
superfluous
superfluously
superfluousness
superflux
superfoetation
superfood
superfrontal
superfund
superfuse
superfusion

WORDS THAT END LIKE SUPERFLUITY

antiquity
appropinquity
biscuity
deferred annuity
employment equity
equity
fruity
immediate annuity
in perpetuity
inequity
iniquity
life annuity
longinquity
negative equity
obliquity
private equity
propinquity
strenuity
tenuity
ubiquity

Synonyms and antonyms of superfluity in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SUPERFLUITY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «superfluity» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of superfluity

Translation of «superfluity» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SUPERFLUITY

Find out the translation of superfluity to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of superfluity from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «superfluity» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

过剩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

superfluidad
570 millions of speakers

English

superfluity
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आधिक्य
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فضالة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избыток
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

superfluidade
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অতিরেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

surabondance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Superfluity
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Überfluß
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

過多
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

군더더기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Superfluity
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

sự vô dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

superfluity
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अतिजलद
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fazlalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

superfluità
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zbędności
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

надлишок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

prisos
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλεονασμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

oorvloed
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

superfluity
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

superfluity
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of superfluity

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERFLUITY»

The term «superfluity» is regularly used and occupies the 76.578 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SUPERFLUITY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «superfluity» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «superfluity» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about superfluity

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4 QUOTES WITH «SUPERFLUITY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word superfluity.
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Margaret Cavendish
As for plenty, we had not only for necessity, conveniency and decency, but for delight and pleasure to superfluity.
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Theophile Gautier
I am one of those for whom superfluity is a necessity.
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Will Self
Whatever respect photography may once have deserved is now superfluous in view of its own superfluity.
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Mercy Otis Warren
A superfluity of wealth, and a train of domestic slaves, naturally banish a sense of general liberty, and nourish the seeds of that kind of independence that usually terminates in aristocracy.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SUPERFLUITY»

Discover the use of superfluity in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to superfluity and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Structures of Everyday Life: The Limits of the Possible
In The Last Chapter we tried to draw the line between superfluity and sufficiency in an area ranging from meat to tobacco. To complete the picture and give us a further opportunity of studying the differences between rich and poor it remains to  ...
Fernand Braudel, 1992
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Spatial Analysis: A Guide for Ecologists
(b) To compute the superfluity statistic, the rates of change need to be ranked in decreasing order ( 1 being the highest). The first boundary that partitions the study area into patches is formed of only seven rates of change (bold lines) but it was ...
Marie-Josée Fortin, Mark R. T. Dale, 2005
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Post-Zionism, Post-Holocaust: Three Essays on Denial, ...
The concept of evil is thus defined by superfluity. Hence, Auschwitz can be characterized by the utter superfluity of the killing ofthe Jews there. And what defines the essence ofNazism is that it turns this superfluity into necessity. As we have ...
Elhanan Yakira, 2009
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Johannesburg: The Elusive Metropolis
Like other modern cities, Johannesburg was founded within the sphere of superfluity. Marx refers to superfluity in the context of a broader discussion on money and commodity value. For him, it is the particular usefulness of the commodity, ...
Sarah Nuttall, Achille Mbembe, 2008
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God and the Ethics of Belief: New Essays in Philosophy of ...
For that reason, in restating the superfluity argument in modern language, I have allowed the statement “science can explain everything” to do duty for Thomas's “ all natural things can be accounted for by one principle, which is nature; and all ...
Andrew Dole, Andrew Chignell, 2005
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The Woman's Medical Journal
Among the civilized countries, England does not stand alone in having a superfluity of women. Indeed, according to Frau Gnauck-Kuehne, there is a superfluity of women in many European countries. And while the excess of women over men ...
‎1907
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The Semantic Web -- ISWC 2011: 10th International Semantic ...
6. Dealing. with. Justification. Superfluity. Perhaps the biggest issue with the current model is that it does not deal at all with superfluity in axioms in justifications. That is, it does not penalise a justification for having axioms that ...
Lora Aroyo, Chris Welty, Harith Alani, 2011
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Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its ...
Besides this, the productions of each particular soil or country are obtainable in superfluity. They are infinitely more in quantity than the people by whom and amidst whom they are produced have need of; while other and distant peoples are ...
Dionysius Lardner, 1850
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Journal of Mental Pathology
The reason that no such suggestion is made is that there is no superfluity of Englishmen anywhere. These data show, therefore, that while civilization is causing betterment of society and abolishing wholesale strangling of female offspring, the ...
Louise G. Robinovitch, 1906
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Select specimens of English prose [ed.] by E. Hughes
each particular soil or country are obtainable in superfluity. They are infinitely more in quantity than the people by whom and amidst whom they are produced have need of ; while other and distant peoples are in a like situation, having a ...
Edward Hughes, 1853

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SUPERFLUITY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term superfluity is used in the context of the following news items.
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Food Review: Those devilishly heavenly treats
You won't be able to choose without experiencing the stress of FOMO or suffering a superfluity of sugar. I rounded up some favourite relatives so we could share ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»
2
Microherb mania: from dainty decoration to ingredient heavyweight
... proudly sat atop nigh-on every main course as the highest form of restaurant superfluity. The current prominence of a more natural cooking approach means ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Pope Francis swarmed by a superfluity of nuns, forcing Archbishop …
BOLOGNA — Pope Francis was mobbed by a group of cloistered nuns who were let out of their convents for his visit to Naples. The nuns had to be reined in by ... «National Post, Mar 15»
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'They are going to eat him!': nuns stun Pope
'They are going to eat him!': nuns stun Pope. Pope Francis is mobbed in Naples by a superfluity of overexcited nuns. Cannot Contact Server. Please upgrade ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 15»
5
Adopt temperance in life: Metropolitan
He said the Church had taken serving of feast only as a part of service in connection with marriages and hence, any sort of superfluity should be avoided. «The Hindu, Feb 15»
6
How Much Does Google Know About You?
We are being “descended into” transient serfdom on the way to superfluity. The main actors — central banks — are wringing their hands in premeditated angst ... «Fair Observer, Feb 15»
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Super Eagles ouster from AFCON 2015
With the superfluity of Nigeria's home-based football talents and their colleagues plying their trade overseas, it is an irony that our football profile keeps crashing. «Daily Sun, Nov 14»
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'God hates shrimp': Picking and choosing among abominations
None of what Jesus teaches there about money and possessions shapes our behavior as Christians today. (Even the early church's teaching that “superfluity is ... «Patheos, Nov 14»
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A Significant Part of the Aral Sea Is Now “Completely Dried”
It's a story of barreling ahead with the status quo amid a superfluity of stop signs. Rice and cotton fields are still widespread in the Aral region, though oil and gas ... «Slate Magazine, Sep 14»
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A Word, Please: There's nothing truly good about superfluity
In a recent New York Times piece, novelist Zoe Heller wrote about helping her daughter with an English essay. "Try excising the words 'extremely,' 'totally' and ... «Daily Pilot, Sep 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Superfluity [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/superfluity>. Sep 2020 ».
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