Redundant Definition

More than enough; overabundant; excess; superfluous.
Webster's New World
Using more words than are needed; wordy.
Webster's New World
Unnecessary to the meaning.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to linguistic redundancy.
American Heritage
Laid off from work as no longer needed; discharged; dismissed.
Webster's New World

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

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