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redundancy

re·dun·dan·cy

redundancy

 
pronunciation:
rih duhn dn si
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: redundancies
definition 1: the state or quality of being redundant.
definition 2: an unnecessary repetition of words; tautology.
definition 3: an excessive supply; overabundance.
similar words:
overabundance
definition 4: (chiefly British) the condition of workers being no longer needed by an employer, or the resulting dismissal or layoff.
The factory workers were faced with redundancy.The company anticipates 40 redundancies.
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