redundant
adjective Etymology: Latin redundant-, redundans, present participle of redundare to overflow — more at redound Date: 1594 1. a. exceeding what is necessary or normal ; superfluous b. characterized by or containing an excess; specifically using more words than necessary c. characterized by similarity or repetition <
a group of particularly redundant brick buildings
>
d. chiefly British no longer needed for a job and hence laid off 2. profuse, lavish 3. serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system (as a spacecraft) upon failure of a single component • redundantly adverb

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  • redundant — redundant …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • redundant — re‧dun‧dant [rɪˈdʌndənt] adjective especially BrE HUMAN RESOURCES if you are made redundant, you lose your job because your employer no longer has a job for you: • The bank expects to make 15,000 staff redundant over the next three years. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • redundant — REDUNDÁNT, Ă, redundanţi, te, adj. Care se referă la redundanţă, care prezintă redundanţă. [var.: redondánt, a adj.] – Din engl. redundant, fr. redondant. Trimis de cata, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  REDUNDÁNT adj. v. inutil, nenecesar,… …   Dicționar Român

  • Redundant — Single par Green Day extrait de l’album Nimrod Sortie 26 mai 1998 Enregistrement 1997 Durée 3:17 Genre Punk rock Form …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Redundant — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Redundant» Sencillo de Green Day del álbum nimrod. Publicación 1998 Formato CD …   Wikipedia Español

  • redundant — Adj überschüssig per. Wortschatz fach. (20. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. redundāns ( antis) überströmend, überflüssig , dem PPräs. von l. redundāre übertreten, überströmen, sich ergießen , zu l. unda Welle, Woge und l. re (unter Einfluß von… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Redundant — Re*dun dant ( dant), a. [L. redundans, antis, p. pr. of redundare: cf. F. redondant. See {Redound}.] 1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. [1913 Webster] Notwithstanding the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redundant — I adjective excessive, inordinate, needless, otiose, overmuch, periphrastic, pleonastic, repetitive, repititious, superabundant, superfluous, supernumerary, supervacaneus, surplus, tautologic, tautological, uncalled for, undue, unnecessary,… …   Law dictionary

  • redundant — (adj.) 1590s, from L. redundantem (nom. redundans), prp. of redundare come back, contribute, lit. overflow, from re again (see RE (Cf. re )) + undare rise in waves, from unda a wave (see WATER (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • redundant — *wordy, verbose, prolix, diffuse Analogous words: *superfluous, surplus, supernumerary, extra, spare: repeating or repetitious, iterating, reiterating (see corresponding verbs at REPEAT) Antonyms: concise Contrasted words: terse, succinct,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • redundant — [adj] excessive; repetitious bombastic, de trop*, diffuse, extra, extravagant, inessential, inordinate, iterating, long winded*, loquacious, oratorical, padded*, palaverous, periphrastic, pleonastic, prolix, reiterating, spare, supererogatory,… …   New thesaurus

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