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"redundant" in British English

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redundantadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈdʌn.dənt/
  • redundant adjective (NOT EMPLOYED)

B2 UK having ​lostyourjob because ​youremployer no ​longerneeds you: To ​keep the ​companyalive, ​half the ​workforce is being made redundant.figurative New ​technology often makesoldskills and ​evenwholecommunities redundant.

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(Definition of redundant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"redundant" in American English

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redundantadjective

 us   /rɪˈdʌn·dənt/
more than what is ​usual or ​necessary, esp. using ​extra words that ​mean the same thing: My ​Englishteacher was ​merciless if what we ​wrote was ​abstract, ​sentimental, or redundant. Br People who are redundant have ​becomeunemployed because they are no ​longerneeded at ​theirplace of ​work.
redundancy
noun [U]  us   /rɪˈdʌn·dən·si/
They’re ​trying to ​cut the redundancy of some ​federalprograms.
(Definition of redundant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"redundant" in Business English

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redundantadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈdʌndənt/
HR having ​lost your ​job because your ​employer no ​longerneeds you: redundant ​employees/​staff/​workers
be made redundant HR to ​lose your ​job because your ​employer no ​longerneeds you: She was made redundant from the ​company after eight ​years.
not needed or more than is needed: Old ​copies of a textbook soon become redundant when a new ​edition comes out.redundant buildings/equipment/properties The ​levels of ​revenuegenerated by the ​auctionsale of redundant ​properties was very encouraging.
(Definition of redundant from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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