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redundancy

noun

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1 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

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2 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

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3 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

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The first known use of redundancy was in 1601

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“Redundancy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/redundancy. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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