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Adjective: redundant  ri'dún-dunt
  1. More than is needed, desired, or required
    "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance";
    - excess, extra, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
  2. Repetition of same sense in different words
    "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition";
    - pleonastic, tautologic, tautological
  3. [Brit, Cdn] Laid off work because the job position was no longer needed
    - riffed [US]
  4. (computing) duplicating the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in case of failure

See also: prolix, unnecessary, unneeded

Encyclopedia: Redundant