surcharge

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surcharge

1. a charge in addition to the usual payment, tax, etc.
2. an excessive sum charged, esp when unlawful
3. Law the act or an instance of surcharging
4. an overprint that alters the face value of a postage stamp

surcharge

[′sər‚chärj]
(civil engineering)
The load supported above the level of the top of a retaining wall.

surcharge

The vertical load applied at the ground surface or above the level of the bottom of a footing.
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The company recently partnered with Vantiv to offer to NACM members, as part of its NACM benefits package, a surcharging solution that incorporates those rules automatically when a credit card is processed for a payment.
Retailers contend that surcharging for card use would put them at a competitive disadvantage, making the concession meaningless.
Surcharging has, accordingly, become a competitive tool in securing many ATM sites at off-premise prime retail or remote locations.
In fact, one of the loudest and most vocal critics of surcharging was the very first to break ranks with us, and this was just months after the first announcement.