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Meaning of REDUNDANT

Pronunciation:  ri'dundunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  repetition of same sense in different words; "`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"- J.B.Conant
  2. [adj]  use of more words than required to express an idea; "a wordy gossipy account of a simple incident"; "a redundant text crammed with amplifications of the obvious"
  3. [adj]  more than is needed, desired, or required; "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"

REDUNDANT is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: excess, extra, pleonastic, prolix, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, tautologic, tautological, unnecessary, unneeded, wordy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*dun"dant\ (-dant), a. [L. redundans, -antis, p.
pr. of redundare: cf. F. redondant. See {Redound}.]
1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant;
   exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food.

         Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do
         not increase fat so much as flesh.    --Arbuthnot.

2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful;

         Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs
         to be retrenched.                     --I. Watts.

Syn: Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant;
     overflowing; plentiful; copious.