redundancy[ri dun′dən sē]
- 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- An example of a redundancy is when machines are no longer needed because they are obsolete and have been replaced by better versions.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 of redundancyClassical Latin redundantia
- 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.
- Genetics See degeneracy.
- The state of being redundant; a superfluity; something redundant or excessive; a needless repetition in language; excessive wordiness.
- Duplication of components or circuits to provide survival of the total system in case of failure of single components.
- Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors.
- (chiefly UK, Australia, New Zealand) The state of being unemployed because one's job is no longer necessary; the dismissal of such an employee; a layoff.
- (law) surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the validity of what remains.
- (state of being redundant): non-redundancy
- (thing that is redundant):
- (duplication in case of failure):
- (duplication in case of transmission err):
- (state of being unemployed): employment
- (instance or act of dismissal): hiring
- (surplus remarks on a plea):