- the state of being redundant.
- superfluous repetition or overlapping, especially of words.
- a redundant thing, part, or amount; superfluity.
- the provision of additional or duplicate systems, equipment, etc., that function in case an operating part or system fails, as in a spacecraft.
- the inclusion of more information than is necessary for communication, as in those cars, where both words are marked for plurality.
- the additional, predictable information so included.
- the degree of predictability thereby created.
- Chiefly British.
- the condition or fact of being unemployed; unemployment.
- a layoff.
Origin of redundancy
Examples from the Web for redundancy
Redundancy in general remains an issue for Wolcott: “white-boned,” “pale-moon,” “bulk-sized,” “streaming cataract,” “forlorn rue.”The Obligation to be Interesting: James Wolcott’s “Critical Mass”
October 24, 2013
The stakes are so great that you would think the people who own and run them would invest heavily in redundancy.NASDAQ Goes Down, but the Scary Part Is Any Lack of Sensible Explanation
August 22, 2013
Markets usually have a lot of redundancy built into them--multiple payers, multiple suppliers.The Underappreciated Peril of Government Benefits
September 25, 2012
In conditions of uncertainty, all avenues must be explored even at the expense of redundancy and wasted resources.What the Chileans Did Right
October 14, 2010
The redundancy of insect and reptile life is wonderful in Southern India.Foot-prints of Travel
Maturin M. Ballou
But why should there have been any redundancy of matter at all?
The redundancy of insect and reptile life is wonderful in southern India.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
Again a redundancy of "verys" which must be left to the imagination.London's Heart
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
No display of a scene like this could be chargeable with redundancy or superfluity.Wieland; or The Transformation
Charles Brockden Brown
- the state or condition of being redundant or superfluous, esp superfluous in one's job
- (as modifier)a redundancy payment
- excessive proliferation or profusion, esp of superfluity
- duplication of components in electronic or mechanical equipment so that operations can continue following failure of a part
- repetition of information or inclusion of additional information to reduce errors in telecommunication transmissions and computer processing
Word Origin and History for redundancy
Unnecessary repetition in speech or writing. The expression freedom and liberty is redundant.