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REDUNDANCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redundancy mean? 

REDUNDANCY (noun)
  The noun REDUNDANCY has 4 senses:

1. repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
2. the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
3. (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
4. repetition of an act needlessly

  Familiarity information: REDUNDANCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


REDUNDANCY (noun)


Sense 1redundancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("redundancy" is a kind of...):

repetitiousness; repetitiveness (verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions)


Sense 2redundancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

redundance; redundancy

Context example:

the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

Hypernyms ("redundancy" is a kind of...):

embarrassment; overplus; plethora; superfluity (extreme excess)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "redundancy"):

deadwood; fifth wheel (someone or something that is unwanted and unneeded)


Sense 3redundancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("redundancy" is a kind of...):

configuration; constellation (an arrangement of parts or elements)

Domain category:

electronics (the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices)


Sense 4redundancy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Repetition of an act needlessly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("redundancy" is a kind of...):

repeating; repetition (the act of doing or performing again)


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