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redundancy

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redundancy/rɪˈdʌndənsi/noun
pluralredundancies
redundancy
/rɪˈdʌndənsi/
noun
pluralredundancies
Learner's definition of REDUNDANCY  
[noncount]  : the act of using a word, phrase, etc., that repeats something else and is therefore unnecessary
   b  [count]  : a word, phrase, etc., that repeats something else and is therefore unnecessary : a redundant word, phrase, etc.
technical  : a part in a machine, system, etc., that has the same function as another part and that exists so that the entire machine, system, etc., will not fail if the main part fails
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British 
: the act of ending the employment of a worker or group of workers
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   b  [noncount]  : the fact of being dismissed from a job because you are no longer needed
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