Definitions

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  • n. Redundancy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being redundant; superfluity; superabundance; excess.
  • n. That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous or superabundant.
  • n. Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the validity of what remains.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being redundant; superfluity; superabundance.
  • n. That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

Etymologies

From Latin redundantia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There is however, another enemy (though in some cases my dearest friend) whose power is resistless, and whose visits are perpetually made known by a rising of the stomack, and a redundance of water in the eyes.

    Letter 75

  • Although it was originally designed to be redundant and robust to a nuclear explosion, it's long since dropped the redundance.

    An Energy Internet?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • There are organized darknet rings now that customize content for less redundance.

    DarkNets: not tomorrow, but here and now

  • Had the Joker taken any science courses, he might realize that life exists despite chaos, in which case he might file for unemployment by reason of redundance

    What happens when I drink good Belgian beer

  • 'Tis the epoch of extremes; and moderation, by which alone we learn the true use of our blessings, is a wisdom we are frequently only taught to appreciate when redundance no longer requires its practice.

    Camilla

  • On his campaign website, well ... to cut back on the amount of redundance in this article, I will just tell you flat out there is nothing here on the privatization of Iraqi oil.

    Should Americans Support a Candidate Who Allows or Ignores the Privatization of Iraqi Oil?

  • I would give all for the luxurious redundance of one Hilo gulch, or for one day of those soft dreamy “skies whose very tears are balm.”

    A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains

  • The Phasis itself is the most stagnant of all rivers, and runs the smoothest; all the fruits which spring there are unwholesome, feeble and imperfect growth, owing to the redundance of water, and on this account they do not ripen, for much vapor from the waters overspreads the country.

    On Airs, Waters, And Places

  • Hetteroggraphy indeed, or false litterary picture, can arize onely from won, or a combinacion, ov foar cauzes: redundance, defiscience; mischoice, or misarraingement.

    Spelling Reform in the Ketchup Mine

  • And since all of y'all [all of you-all, a fake southern-ism, with built in redundance] are so focused on ME [I hope, I hope, I hope], instead of the important issues of the City [which I couldn't find with both hands and pre-programmed GPS]...

    Mayor Sam's Hotsheet for Thursday

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