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redundancy

re·dun·dan·cy

redundancy

pronunciation:
rih duhn dn si
features:
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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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The word redundancy contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.