- The definition of a redundancy is something that is repeated unnecessarily or something that is not useful because there is already another or more advanced version.
- An example of a redundancy is when a piece of text says the same exact thing twice.
- An example of a redundancy is when machines are no longer needed because they are obsolete and have been replaced by better versions.
- An example of redundancy is when people are put out-of-work because they aren't necessary any longer.
- the state or quality of being redundant; superfluity
- a redundant quantity; overabundance
- the use of redundant words
- the part of a redundant statement that is superfluous
- Brit. discharge from a job or employment because of not being needed; dismissal
Origin: L redundantia
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noun pl. re·dun·dan·cies
- The state of being redundant.
- Something redundant or excessive; a superfluity.
- Repetition of linguistic information inherent in the structure of a language, as singularity in the sentence It works.
- Excessive wordiness or repetition in expression.
- Chiefly British a. The state or fact of being unemployed because work is no longer offered or considered necessary.b. A dismissal of an employee from work for being no longer necessary; a layoff.
- Electronics Duplication or repetition of elements in electronic equipment to provide alternative functional channels in case of failure.
- Repetition of parts or all of a message to circumvent transmission errors.
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redundancy - Cultural Definition
Unnecessary repetition in speech or writing. The expression freedom and liberty is redundant.