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- Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary, no longer needed.
- 1726 October 28, [Jonathan Swift], “A Further Account of the Academy. […]”, in Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. […], volume II, London: […] Benj[amin] Motte, […], →OCLC, part III (A Voyage to Laputa, Balnibarbi, Glubbdubdribb, Luggnagg, and Japan), page 82:
- It is allowed, that Senates and great Councils are often troubled with redundant, ebullient, and other peccant Humours, with many Diſeaſes of the Head and more of the Heart; [...]
- 1822, John Barclay, chapter I, in An Inquiry Into the Opinions, Ancient and Modern, Concerning Life and Organization, Edinburgh, London: Bell & Bradfute; Waugh & Innes; G. & W. B. Whittaker, section I, page 1:
- 2021 December 15, Robin Leleux, “Awards honour the best restoration projects: The Network Rail Community Award: Saltash and Stow”, in RAIL, number 946, page 58:
- Two entrants shared this award for their work on two quite different stations, but with the same purpose of bringing a redundant station building back into use for the benefit of the community, with the added result of conserving an historic building.
- (of words, writing, etc) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
- (chiefly Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
- Four employees were made redundant.
- Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing backup in the event the other component fails.
- 2013, Tom Denton, Automobile Electrical and Electronic Systems, page 142:
- The two lines are mainly used for redundant and therefore fault-tolerant message transmission, but they can also transmit different messages.
- (dismissed from employment): surplus to requirements
- “redundant”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “redundant”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.
- “redundant”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
- (Balearic) IPA(key): /rə.dunˈdant/
- (Central) IPA(key): /rə.dunˈdan/
- (Valencian) IPA(key): /re.dunˈdant/
redundant m or f (masculine and feminine plural redundants)
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