• WordNet 3.6
    • n redundancy repetition of an act needlessly
    • n redundancy the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded "the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"
    • n redundancy (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
    • n redundancy repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Redundancy (Law) Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the validity of what remains.
    • Redundancy That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous or superabundant. "Labor . . . throws off redundacies ."
    • Redundancy The quality or state of being redundant; superfluity; superabundance; excess.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n redundancy Same as redundance.
    • n redundancy Synonyms Verbosity, Tautology, etc. (see pleonasm); surplusage.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. redundantia,: cf. F. redondance,


In literature:

The whole stanza is beautiful, and musical with the music of redundance.
"Milton" by Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh
He will inflict no redundant or unneeded chastisement.
"Memories of Bethany" by John Ross Macduff
Those persons in whose hands it will work must possess a redundancy of that fluid.
"Notes and Queries, Number 211, November 12, 1853" by Various
That the Baltic Stream must be a surface current, because it originates from a redundancy of fresh water.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
But so full of redundant muscular vigour was he, that leaping, putting, or throwing the hammer were not enough for him.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Redundancy and the want of appropriateness in the use of words are the most common errors.
"Scientific American magazine, Vol. 2 Issue 1" by Various
The redundancy of insect and reptile life is wonderful in Southern India.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
The redundancy of insect and reptile life is wonderful in southern India.
"Due West" by Maturin Murray Ballou
There exists simultaneously a redundancy of both factors in production.
"The Evolution of Modern Capitalism" by John Atkinson Hobson
Redundant syllables now abound and the melody is richer and fuller.
"The New Hudson Shakespeare: Julius Caesar" by William Shakespeare

In poetry:

Sweet enough were she who could,
In thy heart's sweet neighbourhood,
Some redundant sweetness thus
Borrow from that overplus.
""Scentless Flow'rs I Bring Thee"" by William Watson
On Sarum's plain I met a wandering fair;
The look of sorrow, lovely still, she bore;
Loose flow'd the soft redundance of her hair,
And on her brow a flowery wreath she wore.
"Elegy XVI. He Suggests the Advantage of Birth To a Person of Merit" by William Shenstone
The tropic day's redundant charms
Cool twilight soothes away,
The sun slips down behind the palms
And leaves the landscape grey.
I want to take you in my arms
And kiss your lips away!
"Three Songs Of Zahir-u-Din" by Laurence Hope
SHE. Simple, in sooth, and haply true: withal,
Too, too autumnal even for my heart.
I never weary of your vernal note.
Carol again, and sing me back my youth
With the redundant melodies of Spring.
"A Dialogue At Fiesole" by Alfred Austin

In news:

Company offers redundancy for central stations unable to operate out of their own facilities.
Hot spare parts are redundant components that are running all the time, ready to take over for broken components in the system.
Often, redundant network connections are your best bet.
To build reliable network communications paths, you need to understand how to implement redundant LAN and WAN connections.
'Red Dawn' remake, redundant , ridiculous.
A little redundant , but the screams keep coming.
GAO to study redundant Medicare audits.
The Government Accountability Office will study the extent to which Medicare providers are subject to redundant reviews by a range of contract auditors.
McCaskill To Eliminate Redundant EPA Regulation.
'That' is cure for redundant phrase.
It has long been criticized as redundant .
DoD Can Cut Redundant Programs.
Redundant Power Systems No Longer Beyond Reach of Small-Scale Data Centers.
New analysis published by the International Energy Agency examines whether energy efficiency policies are redundant once carbon pricing is implemented.
Redundant for the Bears.

In science:

As pointed out by Fenimore & Cannon (1978), these uniformly redundant arrays (URA) provide even sampling at all spatial scales.
Coded mask imaging of extended sources with Gaussian random fields
Built telescope events are sent via ethernet to the harvester machine, where they are combined into array events and analysed, and stored locally on disk for redundancy.
An Overview of The VERITAS Prototype Telescope And Camera
To eliminate this redundancy, we delete u2 from R− . 3. 1 ≤ i ≤ n, wi ∈ R+ , |wi | = 1, u ∈ R− , and ∪wi ⊂ u.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
This redundancy is eliminated by deleting the tuple set u from R− and adding the tuple set u − ∪wi to R− .
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information
We now introduce an operator called g reduce to take care of redundancies.
A Generalized Disjunctive Paraconsistent Data Model for Negative and Disjunctive Information