Redundancy meaning

rĭ-dŭndən-sē
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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An example of a redundancy is when machines are no longer needed because they are obsolete and have been replaced by better versions.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.

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A redundant quantity; overabundance.
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Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors.
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Something redundant or excessive; a superfluity.
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Repetition of parts or all of a message to circumvent transmission errors.
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Repetition of linguistic information inherent in the structure of a language, as singularity in the sentence It works.
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Duplication or repetition of elements in electronic equipment to provide alternative functional channels in case of failure.
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The state or quality of being redundant; superfluity.
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The use of redundant words.
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The part of a redundant statement that is superfluous.
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Discharge from a job or employment because of not being needed; dismissal.
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Having a secondary peripheral, computer system or network device that takes over when the primary unit fails. See fault tolerant, mirroring, RAID, hot standby and backup types.
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The state of being redundant; a superfluity; something redundant or excessive; a needless repetition in language; excessive wordiness.
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Duplication of components or circuits to provide survival of the total system in case of failure of single components.
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(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.
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(law) Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the validity of what remains.
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The state of being redundant.
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Excessive wordiness or repetition in expression.
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