Redundant meaning

rĭ-dŭndənt
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.

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Of or relating to linguistic redundancy.
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Using more words than are needed; wordy.
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Of or involving redundancy in the transmission of messages.
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Needlessly wordy or repetitive in expression.

A student paper filled with redundant phrases.

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Repetitive. See redundancy.
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(Of speech, writing, and reading) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
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(chiefly UK) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
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(chiefly computing) Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in the event the other component fails.
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Of or involving redundancy in electronic equipment.
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More than enough; overabundant; excess; superfluous.
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Unnecessary to the meaning.
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Dismissed or laid off from work, as for being no longer needed.
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Degenerate.
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Laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed.
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Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.
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Exceeding what is necessary or natural; superfluous.
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Origin of redundant

  • Latin redundāns redundant- present participle of redundāre to overflow re-, red- re- undāre to surge (from unda wave wed-1 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin redundans, present participle of redundare (“to overflow, redound"), from red- (“again, back") + undo (“to surge, flood"), from unda (“a wave").

    From Wiktionary