noun (plural -cies) Date: circa 1602 1. a. the quality or state of being redundant ; superfluity b. the use of redundant components; also such components c. chiefly British dismissal from a job especially by layoff 2. profusion, abundance 3. a. superfluous repetition ; prolixity b. an act or instance of needless repetition 4. the part of a message that can be eliminated without loss of essential information

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