Definition of redundant
- a group of particularly redundant brick buildings
He edited the paper and removed any redundant information or statements.
Avoid redundant expressions in your writing.
Some people say that since all adages are old, the phrase “old adage” is redundant.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'redundant.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
: repeating something else and therefore unnecessary
—used to describe part of 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
: dismissed from a job because you are no longer needed
What made you want to look up redundant? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
to lower or disgrace the reputation of
Get Word of the Day daily email!