redundant

[ri-duhn-duhnt]

adjective


Origin of redundant

1595–1605; < Latin redundant- (stem of redundāns), present participle of redundāre to flow back, overflow, be excessive. See redound, -ant
Related formsre·dun·dant·ly, adverb

Synonyms for redundant

1. verbose, repetitive. See wordy. 2. excessive; useless; superfluous, tautologous.
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redundant

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 Formsredundantly, adverb

Word Origin for redundant

C17: from Latin redundans overflowing, from redundāre to run back, stream over; see redound
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Word Origin and History for redundantly

redundant

adj.

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.

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