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Noun: redundancy  ri'dún-dun(t)-see
  1. Repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  2. The attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
    "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers";
    - redundance, superfluousness
  3. (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
  4. Repetition of an act needlessly
  5. [Brit, Cdn] The act of laying off an employee or a work force
    - layoff

Derived forms: redundancies

Type of: closedown, closing, closure, configuration, constellation, embarrassment, overplus, plethora, repeating, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, shutdown, superfluity

Encyclopedia: Redundancy