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"
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
Examples of using
Tom was made redundant.