- 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.
Origin of redundancy
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH redundancyredundancy , tautology
How to use redundancy in a sentence
Effects not very dissimilar, are, in France and Italy, produced from a redundance of it.
So that A will have a redundance of this fluid, which forms an atmosphere round, and B an exactly equal deficiency.
Disobedience to the law in the shape of exaggeration or redundance of purposive movement indicates functional excess.Tics and Their Treatment|Henry Meigne
How this redundance is obtained you will see in a moment by bending any feather the wrong way.Love's Meinie|John Ruskin
Yet both may be equally Christian, in spite of the redundance or the deficiency.
British Dictionary definitions for redundancy
- 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.