Meaning of REDUNDANT in English


— redundantly , adv.

/ri dun"deuhnt/ , adj.

1. characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideas; prolix: a redundant style.

2. being in excess; exceeding what is usual or natural: a redundant part.

3. having some unusual or extra part or feature.

4. characterized by superabundance or superfluity: lush, redundant vegetation.

5. Engin.

a. (of a structural member) not necessary for resisting statically determined stresses.

b. (of a structure) having members designed to resist other than statically determined stresses; hyperstatic.

c. noting a complete truss having additional members for resisting eccentric loads. Cf. complete (def. 8), incomplete (def. 3).

d. (of a device, circuit, computer system, etc.) having excess or duplicate parts that can continue to perform in the event of malfunction of some of the parts.

6. Ling. characterized by redundancy; predictable.

7. Computers. containing more bits or characters than are required, as a parity bit inserted for checking purposes.

8. Chiefly Brit. removed or laid off from a job.

[ 1595-1605; redundant- (s. of redundans ), prp. of redundare to flow back, overflow, be excessive. See REDOUND, -ANT ]

Syn. 1. verbose, repetitive. See wordy. 2. excessive; useless; superfluous, tautologous.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .