- 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- An example of a redundancy is when machines are no longer needed because they are obsolete and have been replaced by better versions.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.
Usage Note: The usages that critics have condemned as redundancies fall into several classes. Some expressions, such as old adage, mental telepathy, and VAT tax have become fixed expressions and seem harmless enough. In some cases, such as consensus of opinion and hollow tube, the use of what is regarded as an unnecessary modifier or qualifier can sometimes be justified on the grounds that it in fact makes a semantic contribution. Thus a hollow tube can be distinguished from one that has been blocked up with deposits, and a consensus of opinion can be distinguished from a consensus of judgments or practices. Some locutions, such as close proximity, have been so well established that criticizing them may seem petty.
- 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.
- cyclic redundancy check/CRC
- redundancy check
- Common Access Redundancy Protocol