- (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
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Examples from the Web for redundantly
Historical Examples of redundantly
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.
Lakshmana thereupon cuts off her nose and ears, rendering her redundantly hideous.
Word Origin for redundant
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.