Meaning of “redundant” in the English Dictionary

"redundant" in British English

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redundantadjective

uk /rɪˈdʌn.dənt/ us /rɪˈdʌn.dənt/

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.

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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 English teacher was merciless if what we wrote was abstract, sentimental, or redundant.

Br People who are redundant have become unemployed because they are no longer needed at their place of work.

redundancy
noun [ U ] us /rɪˈdʌn·dən·si/

They’re trying to cut the redundancy of some federal programs.

(Definition of “redundant” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"redundant" in Business English

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redundantadjective

uk /rɪˈdʌndənt/ us

HR having lost your job because your employer no longer needs you:

be made redundant

HR to lose your job because your employer no longer needs 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 revenue generated by the auction sale of redundant properties was very encouraging.

(Definition of “redundant” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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