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otiose

adjective uk   /ˈəʊ.ti.əʊs/ /-ʃi-/ us    /ˈoʊ.t̬i.oʊs/ /-ʃi-/ formal
used to describe a word or phrase, or sometimes an idea, that is unnecessary or has been used several times: The use of the word "recumbent" is surely otiose after the word "recline".
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