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redundant

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EtymologyEdit

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

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redundant (comparative more redundant, superlative most redundant)

  1. Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
  2. (of words, writing, etc) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
  3. (chiefly UK, New Zealand, Australia) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed; as in "rendered redundant".
  4. Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up 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.

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CatalanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin redundans.

AdjectiveEdit

redundant m, f (masculine and feminine plural redundants)

  1. redundant

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redundant

  1. redundant

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redundant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of redundō

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redundant m, n

  1. redundant

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