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surplus value

noun
1.
(in Marxian economics) the part of the value of a commodity that exceeds the cost of labor, regarded as the profit of the capitalist.
Origin of surplus value
1885-1890
1885-90
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  • Those firms are then forced to create extra surplus value by way of innovation in order to stay in business.
  • The total social surplus value can be divided into producer surplus and consumer surplus.

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