redundant

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

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  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈdʌn.dənt/
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redundant (comparative more redundant, superlative most redundant)

  1. Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary, no longer needed.
    • 2020 December 16, “Network News: "Robust case" for Fawley branch reopening”, in Rail, page 14:
      A key driver has been the approval of a new housing and employment development called Fawley Waterside, with 1,500 homes planned on the site of a redundant power station on the edge of Southampton Water.
  2. (of words, writing, etc) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
  3. (chiefly Britain, New Zealand, Australia) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
    Four employees were made redundant.
  4. 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.

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From Latin redundans.

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redundant (masculine and feminine plural redundants)

  1. redundant

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redundant (comparative redundanter, superlative am redundantesten)

  1. redundant

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redundant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of redundō

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Borrowed from English redundant and French redondant.

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redundant m or n (feminine singular redundantă, masculine plural redundanți, feminine and neuter plural redundante)

  1. redundant

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