noun, plural re·dun·dan·cies.
- 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.
- the condition or fact of being unemployed; unemployment.
- a layoff.
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Origin of redundancy
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH redundancyredundancy , tautology
Example sentences from the Web for redundancy
There seems to be a natural tendency to deal in a redundance of prepositions.Conversation|Andrew P. Peabody
Effects not very dissimilar, are, in France and Italy, produced from a redundance of it.
Respecting Shelley at Eton, there is almost a redundance of evidence.The Real Shelley, Vol. I (of 2)|John Cordy Jeaffreson
At this point I realised for the first time the grave disadvantages of redundance in speech, of unnecessary verbiage.The Record of Nicholas Freydon|A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
He is a poor unwieldy wretch, that commits faults out of the redundance of his good qualities.The Tatler, Volume 1, 1899|George A. Aitken
British Dictionary definitions for redundancy
noun plural -cies
- the state or condition of being redundant or superfluous, esp superfluous in one's job
- (as modifier)a redundancy payment
Cultural definitions for redundancy
Unnecessary repetition in speech or writing. The expression freedom and liberty is redundant.