What does redundant mean?

Definitions for redundant
rɪˈdʌn dəntre·dun·dant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    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, tautologicaladjective

    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. redundantadjective

    Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.

    Etymology: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .

  2. redundantadjective

    (Of speech, writing) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.

    Etymology: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .

  3. redundantadjective

    Dismissed from employment because no longer needed.

    Etymology: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .

  4. redundantadjective

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

    Etymology: From redundans, present participle of , from + undo, from .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Redundantadjective

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

  2. Redundantadjective

    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

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  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

Examples of redundant in a Sentence

  1. Amit Yoran:

    I do think it is redundant.

  2. Mark Geragos:

    This redundant and vindictive indictment is nothing more than a desperate attempt to make headlines.

  3. 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.

  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.


    You should be committed in all that you do in life. For, your value increases along side with your level of commitment i.e. the more committed you are, the more valuable you will be. Besides that, anyone who is not committed in whatever he or she does will sooner or later become redundant (no longer needed or useful). In other words, lack of commitment causes redundancy. Thus, you've got to be conscientious. I mean, be diligent in all your works or duties (for life). ~Emeasoba George

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  • redundantCatalan, Valencian
  • nadbytečnýCzech
  • overflødigDanish
  • überflüssig, redundantGerman
  • παραπανίσιος, περίσσιος, πλεονάζωνGreek
  • superfluo, redundanteSpanish
  • redondantFrench
  • निरर्थकHindi
  • 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
  • 多餘的Chinese

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    openly distrustful and unwilling to confide
    • A. tight
    • B. occasional
    • C. suspicious
    • D. reassuring

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