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Meaning & Definition of Redundant in English





1. 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"
  • excess,
  • extra,
  • redundant,
  • spare,
  • supererogatory,
  • superfluous,
  • supernumerary,
  • surplus

2. 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
  • pleonastic,
  • redundant,
  • tautologic,
  • tautological

Examples of using

It's redundant.
Tom was made redundant.
It's redundant.