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redundancy

noun
 
 
/rɪˈdʌndənsi/
NO JOB [C, U] UK an occasion when your employer makes you stop working because there is not enough work: There have been a lot of redundancies in the mining industry.Firing staff and being fired
EXTRA [U] a situation in which something is not needed or used because there are other similar or more modern thingsToo much and unnecessary
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