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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) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
  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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EtymologyEdit

From Latin redundans.

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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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