redundancy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “redundancy” in the English Dictionary

"redundancy" in British English

See all translations


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.
More examples

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)

"redundancy" in Business English

See all translations

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)
What is the pronunciation of redundancy?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“redundancy” in British English

Word of the Day

be nothing short of

used to emphasize a situation, quality, or type of behaviour

Word of the Day

Coffee culture
Coffee culture
by Colin McIntosh,
November 24, 2015
In a study published recently and widely reported in the media, researchers from Harvard University School of Public Health found that people who drink a moderate amount of coffee per day are less likely to die from a range of diseases. Good news for coffee drinkers, who make up an ever-increasing proportion

Read More 

climatarian adjective
climatarian adjective
November 23, 2015
choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

Read More