excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus(adj)
more than is needed, desired, or required
"trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological(adj)
repetition of same sense in different words
"`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant
Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
(Of speech, writing) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.
Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in the event the other component fails.
Origin: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .
exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food
using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic
"Redundant" is a song by American punk rock band Green Day. It was released as the third single from their fifth album, Nimrod. The song failed to match the impressive chart positions of its predecessors, despite an ambitious music video. It is one of few Green Day songs in which vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong uses an effects pedal.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'redundant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4599
Rank popularity for the word 'redundant' in Adjectives Frequency: #904
The numerical value of redundant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of redundant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I do think it is redundant.
In San Francisco, Haloween is redundant.
Our government wastes too much money, including funding redundant research projects like this one.
It's redundant. The reason why we don't need Where White People Meet is the same reason we need (other race-based) dating websites.
We oppose a separate engine standard, which we believe is redundant because improvements in engine efficiency would be reflected in a complete vehicle assessment, an overly stringent engine standard also could force manufacturers to introduce technologies and design changes before they are fully ready to do so.
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Translations for redundant
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- redundantCatalan, Valencian
- überflüssig, redundantGerman
- παραπανίσιος, περίσσιος, πλεονάζωνGreek
- superfluo, redundanteSpanish
- felesleges, terjengőHungarian
- copioso, ridondante, iperverboso, sovrabbondante, pleonasticoItalian
- სიტყვაგრძელი, ზედმეტი, ნამეტი, სიტყვამრავალი, გაჭიანურებული, გადამეტებული, ჭარბიGeorgian
- overtollig, achterhaald, overbodigDutch
- redundant, overflødigNorwegian
- nadmierny, nadmiarowyPolish
- redundantan, zalihosanSerbo-Croatian
- fazla, gereğinden fazla, yedek, lüzumundan fazla, ihtiyaçtan fazlaTurkish
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