from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The state of being redundant.
- n. Something redundant or excessive; a superfluity.
- n. Repetition of linguistic information inherent in the structure of a language, as singularity in the sentence It works.
- n. Excessive wordiness or repetition in expression.
- n. Chiefly British The state or fact of being unemployed because work is no longer offered or considered necessary.
- n. Chiefly British A dismissal of an employee from work for being no longer necessary; a layoff.
- n. Electronics Duplication or repetition of elements in electronic equipment to provide alternative functional channels in case of failure.
- n. Repetition of parts or all of a message to circumvent transmission errors.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being redundant; a superfluity; something redundant or excessive; a needless repetition in language; excessive wordiness.
- n. Duplication of components or circuits to provide survival of the total system in case of failure of single components.
- n. Duplication of parts of a message to guard against transmission errors.
- n. The state of being unemployed because one's job is no longer necessary; the dismissal of such an employee; a layoff.
- 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. Same as redundance.
- n. Synonyms Verbosity, Tautology, etc. (see pleonasm); surplusage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. repetition of an act needlessly
- n. repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
- n. (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
- n. the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded
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Those who take voluntary redundancy will receive their contractual notice period, the statutory redundancy payment and one month's salary.
DUH ... the idiots asking the questions kept asking the same thing over and over ... how about a little focus on that and the fact that political hacks making the hearings a study in redundancy is a waste of our time?
Also, your argument that the language indicating the availability of mandamus should not be a redundancy is highly unpersuasive, maybe the purpose was to make sure that a direct interlocutory appeal would not be available under the collateral order doctrine, and alternatively, if the collateral order doctrine did not apply, to ensure that mandamus would be available despite the lack of an independent source of jurisdiction.
One possible explanation for this level of redundancy is that vocabulary size is selected as a fitness indicator and is used for display.
The savings from eliminating redundancy is not being subtracted in calculating the true cost.
Such gradualism and redundancy is what buffers the body against devastating mutations.
Doesn't Dish believe in redundancy, hot swapping, etc.??
The RGA rates are then mid-value - selected in redundancy management to provide SRB pitch and yaw rates to the user software.
Gotta build in redundancy to your systems and not rely on a single provider for everything.
The corners were littered with items discarded in redundancy, spare parts, pieces of equipment that had been brought up here and simply abandoned after the need for them had passed.