- 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
Related Words for redundanceinundation, glut, waste, exuberance, surplus, overkill, diffusion, rhetoric, redundancy, garrulity, copiousness, circumlocution, diffuseness, verboseness, verbiage, loquacity, prolixity, repetition, pleonasm, logorrhea
Examples from the Web for redundance
Historical Examples of redundance
If you live in a mountain or hill country, your only danger is redundance of subject.The Crown of Wild Olive
The whole stanza is beautiful, and musical with the music of redundance.Milton
Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
Yet both may be equally Christian, in spite of the redundance or the deficiency.
Respecting Shelley at Eton, there is almost a redundance of evidence.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)
John Cordy Jeaffreson
There seems to be a natural tendency to deal in a redundance of prepositions.Conversation
Andrew P. Peabody
- 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
1610s, from Latin redundantia "an overflowing, superfluity, excess," from redundare (see redundant).
Unnecessary repetition in speech or writing. The expression freedom and liberty is redundant.