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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. more than is needed, desired, or required;
- Example: "trying to lose excess weight"
- Example: "found some extra change lying on the dresser"
- Example: "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"
- Example: "skills made redundant by technological advance"
- Example: "sleeping in the spare room"
- Example: "supernumerary ornamentation"
- Example: "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"
- Example: "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"
- Example: "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"
- Example: "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"
[syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]

2. repetition of same sense in different words;
- Example: "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
- Example: "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
- Example: "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant
[syn: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Redundant \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. [1913 Webster] Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] 2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. [1913 Webster] Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster] Syn: Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant; overflowing; plentiful; copious. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

redundant adj 1: 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" [syn: excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus] 2: 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 [syn: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "redundant": abundant, battological, circumlocutory, copious, de trop, diffuse, diffusive, dispensable, duplicative, echoic, echoing, effusive, excess, excessive, expendable, expletive, extra, extravagant, exuberant, fecund, formless, gratuitous, gushing, gushy, imitative, in excess, inessential, iterative, long-winded, needless, nonessential, overflowing, parrotlike, pleonastic, prodigal, productive, profuse, profusive, prolific, prolix, recapitulative, reduplicative, reechoing, reiterant, reiterative, repeating, repetitional, repetitionary, repetitious, repetitive, roundabout, spare, superabundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus, tautologic, tautological, tautologous, teeming, to spare, uncalled-for, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted, verbose, windy, wordy
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

REDUNDANT, adj. Superfluous; needless; _de trop_. The Sultan said: "There's evidence abundant To prove this unbelieving dog redundant." To whom the Grand Vizier, with mien impressive, Replied: "His head, at least, appears excessive." Habeeb Suleiman Mr. Debs is a redundant citizen. Theodore Roosevelt