Redundancy - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɪˈdʌndənsi|  American pronunciation of the word redundancy
Brit.  |rɪˈdʌnd(ə)nsi|  British pronunciation of the word redundancy


- repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
- the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded(syn: redundance)

the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

- (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails
- repetition of an act needlessly


Avoid redundancy in your writing.

Try to avoid using redundancies in your writing.

The design incorporates several redundancies.

a system with a high level of redundancy

The restructuring is expected to result in the redundancy of several hundred workers.

The workers are now facing redundancy.

The closure of the export department resulted in over 100 redundancies.

Two thousand workers now face redundancy.

An employee is not eligible for a redundancy payment unless he has been with the company for two years.

We were offered a £3,000 cash bonus to take voluntary redundancy.

the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers

redundancy and the consequential loss of earnings

The threat of redundancy was still hanging over us.

We decided to use Fred's redundancy money to pay off the mortgage (=pay back all the money we borrowed for a mortgage).

The case of your redundancy will be heard by an independent tribunal.

Word forms

singular: redundancy
plural: redundancies
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