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English definition of “redundant”

redundant

adjective uk   /rɪˈdʌn.dənt/ us  

redundant adjective (NOT EMPLOYED)

B2 UK having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you: To keep the company alive, half the workforce is being made redundant.figurative New technology often makes old skills and even whole communities redundant.

redundant adjective (NOT NEEDED)

C2 (especially of a word, phrase, etc.) unnecessary because it is more than is needed: In the sentence She is a single unmarried woman the word "unmarried" is redundant.
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