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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.Employment status and types of work

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.Too much and unnecessary
(Definition of redundant from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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