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Dictionary Definition

redundancy

Noun

1 repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
2 the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers" [syn: redundance]
3 (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
4 repetition of an act needlessly

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English

Pronunciation

  • /ˈɹiːˌdʌnd.n̩siː/ ̩

Noun

  1. The state of being redundant; a superfluity; something redundant or excessive; a needless repetition in language; excessive wordiness.
  2. Duplication of components or circuits to provide survival of the total system in case of failure of single components.
  3. Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors.
  4. In the context of "mostly|UK": The state of being unemployed because one's job is no longer necessary; the dismissal of such an employee; a layoff.

Translations

The state of being redundant
Duplication of components or circuits to provide survival of the total system in case of failure of single components
Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors
The state of being unemployed because one's job is no longer necessary
  • Dutch: overbodig

Extensive Definition

Redundancy may refer to:
redundancy in German: Redundanz
redundancy in French: Redondance
redundancy in Galician: Redundancia
redundancy in Italian: Ridondanza
redundancy in Dutch: Redundantie
redundancy in Polish: Redundancja
redundancy in Swedish: Redundans

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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