Definition of REDUNDANCY

the use of too many words to express an idea <even though the phrase free gift is a redundancy, many retailers still use it to assure customers that an item is really free>
the state or an instance of going beyond what is usual, proper, or needed <there's a redundancy of high-priced restaurants in the area>
Near Antonyms dearth, lack, scarcity, want
chiefly British  the termination of the employment of an employee or a work force often temporarily <several dozen employees at the London office were lost to redundancy>
Synonyms ax (or axe), discharge, dismissal, furlough, redundancy [chiefly British]

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