• IPA: /ɹɪˈdʌn.dənt/


  1. Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
  2. (of words, writing, etc) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
  3. (chiefly, British, NZ, AU) 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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  • (dismissed from employment) surplus to requirements
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