exceeding what is needed or useful; superfluous: You can shorten the article by omitting these redundant paragraphs.I decided that a sixth pair of dress shoes was redundant.
characterized by unnecessary words or repetition; verbose: He writes in a redundant style.
serving or added as a backup; extra: If the latch fails on this backwards-opening car hood, the wind will blow it down rather than up, so a redundant latch is not needed.
having one or more extra or duplicate parts or features: The genetic code is redundant, meaning that more than one codon can map to the same amino acid.
Chiefly British. (of a worker) laid off or unemployed: If the mine were to close, the result would be 183 redundant workers.
(of code, or of a signal communicating a message) including or encoding more than the required information, so as to provide a fallback, a means of validating data, an accommodation for different platforms, etc.
(of network or system components) providing an additional traffic path or storage place for data, so that if one fails, the other can take over or serve as backup.
(of a structural member or part) designed to withstand stresses greater than or different from those that can be calculated or predicted.
(of a structure) having members or parts designed to withstand stresses that cannot be calculated or predicted.
(of a device, circuit, etc.) having extra or duplicate parts that can serve as a backup in case other parts malfunction.
Linguistics. including or encoding more information than is necessary for communication: for example, in my three sons, the plural ending "-s" on sons is redundant because three already indicates plurality.
extremely lush or abundant: The jungle, with its exuberant, redundant vegetation, hides bizarre and exotic creatures.
- re·dun·dant·ly, adverb
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How to use redundant in a sentence
Meanwhile, Daimler Trucks is developing a customized Freightliner Cascadia truck chassis with redundant systems to allow Waymo to integrate its self-driving system.Daimler invests in lidar company Luminar in push to bring autonomous trucks to highways | Kirsten Korosec | October 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
In fact, some of the joints are redundant, allowing it to rotate and orient itself in pretty much any position.Toyota’s robotic butler will serve you from the ceiling | Stan Horaczek | October 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
Automation might have made your job redundant, or digital alternatives to the product or service your company produced might have become the new normal.
Doing this will allow you to filter out those old and redundant logins that you may not want to carry over to your new password manager.
Firms can also engage redundant suppliers for critical inputs, reduce product complexity for more flexible manufacturing, or hold more inventory and cash, just for a start.COVID-19 and climate change expose the dangers of unstable supply chains | matthewheimer | August 27, 2020 | Fortune
Lakshmana thereupon cuts off her nose and ears, rendering her redundantly hideous.Translations of Shakuntala and Other Works | Kalidasa
Troy and the Troad were redundantly rich; it was their great crime to be so.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols) | Thomas De Quincey
This was then redundantly illustrated until the subject was supposed to be exhausted.
The text of note 1.48 appeared redundantly in the text itself, an obvious error, and has been removed.The Apostles | Ernest Renan
British Dictionary definitions for redundant
surplus to requirements; unnecessary or superfluous
verbose or tautological
deprived of one's job because it is no longer necessary for efficient operation: he has been made redundant
(of components, information, etc) duplicated or added as a precaution against failure, error, etc
- redundantly, adverb
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