Associations to the word «Redundant»


REDUNDANT, adjective. Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary.
REDUNDANT, adjective. (of words, writing, etc) Repetitive or needlessly wordy.
REDUNDANT, adjective. (chiefly British) (NZ) (AU) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed; as in "rendered redundant".
REDUNDANT, adjective. Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in the event the other component fails.
REDUNDANT ARRAY OF INDEPENDENT DISKS, noun. (computing) A system using multiple hard drives for the sharing or replication of data in order to increase data integrity, fault-tolerance or throughput.
REDUNDANT COLON, noun. (pathology) A large intestine (colon) that is longer than normal and as a result has repetitive, overlapping loops

Dictionary definition

REDUNDANT, adjective. More than is needed, desired, or required; "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy".
REDUNDANT, adjective. Repetition of same sense in different words; "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"; "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"; "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant.

Wise words

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
Yiddish Proverb