redundancy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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uk   us   /rɪˈdʌn.də

redundancy noun (NOT EMPLOYED)

C1 [C or U] UK a ​situation in which someone ​losestheirjob because ​theiremployer does not need them: The ​economicdownturn 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
(Definition of redundancy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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redundancynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /rɪˈdʌndənsi/ (plural redundancies)
HR a ​situation in which someone ​loses their ​job because their ​employer does not need them: The ​takeover is expected to ​result in over 1,000 threatened with/face redundancy 200 ​workers at the ​plant face redundancy.volunteer for/take redundancy Employees ​feel their only ​options are to ​move or take redundancy.compulsory/voluntary redundancy The ​bank has ​asked its 700 ​supportstaff to consider ​voluntary redundancy. heavy/large-scale/widespread redundancies a redundancy ​programme/​scheme redundancy ​costs a redundancy ​notice
(Definition of redundancy from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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