[ ri-duhn-duhnt ]
/ rɪˈdʌn dənt /


Origin of redundant

1595–1605; < Latin redundant- (stem of redundāns), present participle of redundāre to flow back, overflow, be excessive. See redound, -ant

SYNONYMS FOR redundant

2 excessive; useless; superfluous, tautologous.

Related forms

re·dun·dant·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for redundant


/ (rɪˈdʌndənt) /


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

redundantly, adverb

Word Origin for redundant

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