What does redundant mean?

Definitions for redundantrɪˈdʌn dənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word redundant.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. 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


  1. redundant(Adjective)

    Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.

  2. redundant(Adjective)

    (Of speech, writing) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.

  3. redundant(Adjective)

    Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.

  4. redundant(Adjective)

    Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in the event the other component fails.

  5. Origin: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redundant(adj)

    exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food

  2. Redundant(adj)

    using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic


  1. Redundant

    "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.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'redundant' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4599

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'redundant' in Adjectives Frequency: #904


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of redundant in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of redundant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Amit Yoran:

    I do think it is redundant.

  2. Will Durst:

    In San Francisco, Haloween is redundant.

  3. Lamar Smith:

    Our government wastes too much money, including funding redundant research projects like this one.

  4. Christelyn Karazin:

    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.

  5. Ramani Durvasula:

    Inthis day and age, superficial social media is redundant and ubiquitous, we seewhat we want to see, and think that perhaps there will become more ‘ depth ’ as we get to know them.

Images & Illustrations of redundant

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Translations for redundant

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • redundantCatalan, Valencian
  • nadbytečnýCzech
  • overflødigDanish
  • überflüssig, redundantGerman
  • παραπανίσιος, περίσσιος, πλεονάζωνGreek
  • superfluo, redundanteSpanish
  • redondantFrench
  • felesleges, terjengőHungarian
  • ավելորդArmenian
  • copioso, ridondante, iperverboso, sovrabbondante, pleonasticoItalian
  • სიტყვაგრძელი, ზედმეტი, ნამეტი, სიტყვამრავალი, გაჭიანურებული, გადამეტებული, ჭარბიGeorgian
  • overtollig, achterhaald, overbodigDutch
  • redundant, overflødigNorwegian
  • nadmierny, nadmiarowyPolish
  • redundantePortuguese
  • излишнийRussian
  • redundantan, zalihosanSerbo-Croatian
  • överflödigSwedish
  • fazla, gereğinden fazla, yedek, lüzumundan fazla, ihtiyaçtan fazlaTurkish

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