Definition of Redundant

1. Adjective. More than is needed, desired, or required. "Surplus cheese distributed to the needy"




2. Adjective. Repetition of same sense in different words. "At the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"

Definition of Redundant

1. a. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food.

Definition of Redundant

1. Adjective. Superfluous; exceeding what is necessary. ¹

2. Adjective. (Of speech, writing) Repetitive or needlessly wordy. ¹

3. Adjective. (chiefly British) Dismissed from employment because no longer needed. ¹

4. Adjective. (chiefly computing) Duplicating or able to duplicate the function of another component of a system, providing back-up in the event the other component fails. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Redundant

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Redundant

1. 1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. "Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh." (Arbuthnot) 2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. "Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched." (I. Watts) Synonym: Superfluous, superabundant, excessive, exuberant, overflowing, plentiful, copious. Origin: L. Redundans, -antis, p. Pr. Of redundare: cf. F. Redondant. See Redound. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Redundant

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redundant (current term)
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Literary usage of Redundant

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1. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"to the internal work done by the internal stresses acting on the internal members, or (2) that the deformation of any structure in line with a redundant ..."

2. The Design of Steel Mill Buildings and the Calculation of Stresses in Framed by Milo Smith Ketchum (1921)
"to the internal work done by the internal stresses acting on the internal members, or (2) that the deformation of any structure in line with a redundant ..."

3. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"Stresses in Structures Having a Single redundant Member.— Let AB, Fig. 12, represent any structure loaded in any manner (at joints only), and having one ..."

4. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"Stresses in Structures Having a Single redundant Member.— Let AB, Fig. 12, represent any structure loaded in any manner (at joints only), ..."

5. The Theory and Practice of Modern Framed Structures, Designed for the Use of by John Butler Johnson, Charles Walter Bryan, Frederick Eugene Turneaure, William Spaulding Kinne (1910)
"Stresses in Structures Having a Single redundant Member.— Let AB, Fig. 12, represent any structure loaded in any manner (at joints only), and having one ..."

6. The Institutes of English Grammar: Methodically Arranged, with Forms for by Goold Brown (1857)
"A redundant verb is a verb that forms the preterit or the perfect participle in two or more ways, and so as to be both regular and irregular ; as, thrive, ..."

7. The Design of Mine Structures by Milo Smith Ketchum (1912)
"The solution will cover Case I. One redundant Member, and Case 2, ... With high frames it is often necessary to solve for 3 or even 4 redundant members. ..."

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