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redundancy

noun uk   /rɪˈdʌn.dən.si/ us  

redundancy noun (NOT EMPLOYED)

C1 [C or U] UK a situation in which someone loses their job because their employer does not need them: The economic downturn has meant 10,000 redundancies in the Northeast. She took voluntary redundancy.
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redundancy noun (NOT NEEDED)

[U] a situation in which something is unnecessary because it is more than is needed
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