[ ri-duhn-duhnt ]
/ rɪˈdʌn dənt /
SEE SYNONYMS FOR redundant ON THESAURUS.COM
characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style.
being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural: a redundant part.
having some unusual or extra part or feature.
characterized by superabundance or superfluity: lush, redundant vegetation.
- (of a structural member) not necessary for resisting statically determined stresses.
- (of a structure) having members designed to resist other than statically determined stresses; hyperstatic.
- noting a complete truss having additional members for resisting eccentric loads.Compare complete(def 8), incomplete(def 3).
- (of a device, circuit, computer system, etc.) having excess or duplicate parts that can continue to perform in the event of malfunction of some of the parts.
Linguistics. characterized by redundancy; predictable.
Computers. containing more bits or characters than are required, as a parity bit inserted for checking purposes.
Chiefly British. removed or laid off from a job.
Words nearby redundant
reductivism, reductor, redundancy, redundancy pay, redundancy payment, redundant, redupl., reduplicate, reduplication, reduplicative, reduviid
Origin of redundant
1595–1605; < Latinredundant- (stem of redundāns), present participle of redundāre to flow back, overflow, be excessive. See redound, -ant
OTHER WORDS FROM redundantre·dun·dant·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for redundant
The debt ceiling is pointless, redundant, and a threat to our constitutional order.
It's Time to Kill the Debt Limit|Jamelle Bouie|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then, valuable as dialogue is, it may be redundant, and make a play "flabby."
The Black Cat|John Todhunter
The neck of the flap is sure to be redundant and prominent, but can be pared.
A Manual of the Operations of Surgery|Joseph Bell
Thus, I am inclined to regard the 46 reported instances of death from this cause as a redundant estimate.
Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
His academical career gave sufficient, though not redundant, promise of after celebrity.
Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16|Various
Nature has been bountiful to that island, for there is redundant verdure on every side.
Shifting Winds|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for redundant
surplus to requirements; unnecessary or superfluous
verbose or tautological
deprived of one's job because it is no longer necessary for efficient operationhe has been made redundant
(of components, information, etc) duplicated or added as a precaution against failure, error, etc
Derived forms of redundantredundantly, adverb
Word Origin for redundant
C17: from Latin redundans overflowing, from redundāre to run back, stream over; see redound
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Words related to redundant
superfluous, unnecessary, bombastic, diffuse, extra, extravagant, inordinate, long-winded, loquacious, oratorical, padded, prolix, spare, supernumerary, surplus, tautological, unwanted, verbose, wordy, inessential
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