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 Dictionary entry overview: What does redundant mean? 

REDUNDANT (adjective)
  The adjective REDUNDANT has 2 senses:

1. more than is needed, desired, or required
2. repetition of same sense in different words

  Familiarity information: REDUNDANT used as an adjective is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

REDUNDANT (adjective)

Sense 1redundant [BACK TO TOP]


More than is needed, desired, or required


supernumerary; supererogatory; redundant; extra; excess; surplus; spare; superfluous

Context examples:

trying to lose excess weight / found some extra change lying on the dresser / yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant / skills made redundant by technological advance / sleeping in the spare room / supernumerary ornamentation / it was supererogatory of her to gloat / delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words / extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts / surplus cheese distributed to the needy


unnecessary; unneeded (not necessary)

Sense 2redundant [BACK TO TOP]


Repetition of same sense in different words


pleonastic; tautologic; tautological; redundant

Context examples:

'a true fact' and 'a free gift' are pleonastic expressions / the phrase 'a beginner who has just started' is tautological / at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition


prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)

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