- (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.
- redundancy pay,
- redundancy payment,
Origin of redundant
Examples from the Web for redundant
On some issues, Puck was so mired in its own times that the commentary is redundant.
The sheer amount of redundant bureaucracy needs to be eliminated.America’s Advanced Stealth Jet Flies on 1990s Tech|Dave Majumdar|October 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Overall, The Judge wants to be insightful and funny and sad, but it instead ends up being clichéd and redundant.Robert Downey Jr. Just Made the Year’s Sappiest Flick|Alex Suskind|September 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It almost seems that an “official” investigation will be redundant.MH17 Is the World’s First Open-Source Air Crash Investigation|Clive Irving|July 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The debt ceiling is pointless, redundant, and a threat to our constitutional order.
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.
Nature has been bountiful to that island, for there is redundant verdure on every side.Shifting Winds|R.M. Ballantyne
Word Origin for redundant
1590s, from Latin redundantem (nominative redundans), present participle of redundare, literally "overflow, pour over; be over-full;" figuratively "be in excess," from re- "again" (see re-) + undare "rise in waves," from unda "a wave" (see water (n.1)). Of persons, in employment situations, from 1928, chiefly British. Related: Redundantly.