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English definition of “redundancy”

redundancy

noun [C or U] (NOT EMPLOYED)    /rɪˈdʌn.dən.si/ UK
C1 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.Employment status and types of work
(Definition of redundancy noun (NOT EMPLOYED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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