Simple Definition of redundancy
: the act of using a word, phrase, etc., that repeats something else and is therefore unnecessary
: a word, phrase, etc., that repeats something else and is therefore unnecessary : a redundant word, phrase, etc.
: a part in a machine, system, etc., that has the same function as another part and that exists so that the entire machine, system, etc., will not fail if the main part fails
Full Definition of redundancyplural
3 a : superfluous repetition : prolixity b : an act or instance of needless repetition
4 : the part of a message that can be eliminated without loss of essential information
Examples of redundancy in a sentence
Avoid redundancy in your writing.
Try to avoid using redundancies in your writing.
The design incorporates several redundancies.
a system with a high level of redundancy
The restructuring is expected to result in the redundancy of several hundred workers.
The workers are now facing redundancy.
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