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English definition of “redundant”

redundant

adjective  /rɪˈdʌn·dənt/ us  
more than what is usual or necessary, esp. using extra words that mean the same thing: My English teacher was merciless if what we wrote was abstract, sentimental, or redundant. Br People who are redundant have become unemployed because they are no longer needed at their place of work.
redundancy
noun [U]  /rɪˈdʌn·dən·si/ us  
They’re trying to cut the redundancy of some federal programs.
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