- (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.
Origin of redundant
synonym study for redundant
OTHER WORDS FROM redundantre·dun·dant·ly, adverb
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How to use redundant in a sentence
This makes the two hemispheres largely redundant — they carry the same information about the lines — so we can forget the southern one.A Mathematician’s Unanticipated Journey Through the Physical World|Kevin Hartnett|December 16, 2020|Quanta Magazine
It’s all set against the challenge of the search for a business model, people being asked to do more work, others being made redundant.‘It’s a silent epidemic’: Mental health in newsrooms needs more attention|Jessica Davies|December 7, 2020|Digiday
Some models are multi-cookers, which will allow them to replace otherwise redundant devices in your cabinet and on your countertop, thereby saving space just by being there.
It is healthy to maintain redundant databases, collected by active communities, so that data can be challenged in order to keep the civic space open and global.The apps keeping Rio’s residents safe from stray bullets|Niall Firth|November 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The resulting surface is a highly redundant representation of the dodecahedron, with 10 copies of each pentagon.Mathematicians Report New Discovery About the Dodecahedron|Erica Klarreich|August 31, 2020|Quanta Magazine
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 waitress recommends that we get our pannukakku with nisu toast, which seems redundant—toast with pancakes?Welcome to Yooperland, A Little Slice of Finland in Michigan|Jane & Michael Stern|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Within were the park and the deer, and the mansion rearing its brilliant columns amidst the redundant groves of a Spanish autumn.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
On p. 21 The redundant double quotation mark after "grandure" has been deleted.
For a time there was enthusiastic cutting of septal spurs and burning of redundant mucosa and cauterizing of sensitive areas.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
The phrase seems redundant, but ‘trivial’ may here be used in the strict sense of common or well-known.Milton's Comus|John Milton
He stood six feet six inches high in his stockings, and straight as an arrow, without any redundant flesh.The Old Pike|Thomas B. Searight