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redundant

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/ rɪˈdʌn dənt /
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adjective

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Origin of redundant

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin redundant- (stem of redundāns ), present participle of redundāre “to flow back, overflow, be excessive.” See redound, -ant

synonym study for redundant

1. See wordy.

OTHER WORDS FROM redundant

re·dun·dant·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for redundant

redundant
/ (rɪˈdʌndənt) /

adjective

surplus to requirements; unnecessary or superfluous
verbose or tautological
deprived of one's job because it is no longer necessary for efficient operationhe has been made redundant
(of components, information, etc) duplicated or added as a precaution against failure, error, etc

Derived forms of redundant

redundantly, adverb

Word Origin for redundant

C17: from Latin redundans overflowing, from redundāre to run back, stream over; see redound
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