- The definition of redundant is more than enough or too much of something.
- An example of redundant is someone repeating the same story over and over again.
- An example of redundant is when too many people are doing the same job.
redundant definition by Webster's New World
- more than enough; overabundant; excess; superfluous
- using more words than are needed; wordy
- unnecessary to the meaning: said of words and affixes
- Brit. laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed
Origin: Classical Latin redundans, present participle of redundare: see redound
- redundantly adverb
redundant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.
- Needlessly wordy or repetitive in expression: a student paper filled with redundant phrases.
- Of or relating to linguistic redundancy.
- Chiefly British Dismissed or laid off from work, as for being no longer needed.
- Electronics Of or involving redundancy in electronic equipment.
- Of or involving redundancy in the transmission of messages.
Origin: Latin redundāns, redundant-, present participle of redundāre, to overflow : re-, red-, re- + undāre, to surge (from unda, wave; see wed-1 in Indo-European roots).
- re·dunˈdant·ly adverb