Superfluous interval
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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