Meaning of REDUNDANCY in English

REDUNDANCY

/ rɪˈdʌndənsi; NAmE / noun ( pl. -ies )

1.

[ U , C , usually pl. ] ( BrE ) the situation when sb has to leave their job because there is no more work available for them :

Thousands of factory workers are facing redundancy.

to accept / take voluntary redundancy (= to offer to leave your job)

the threat of compulsory redundancies

redundancy payments

—see also lay-off

2.

[ U ] ( formal or technical ) the state of not being necessary or useful :

Natural language is characterized by redundancy (= words are used that are not really necessary for sb to understand the meaning) .

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.