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Dictionary definition for: Redundant

1. (s) 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

2. (s) 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. (s) 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

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