redundancy has definitions from the fields of electronics,rhetoric
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[ noun ] the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded

Synonyms

redundance

Examples

"the use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers"

Used in print

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

While it must be said that these same Protestants have built some new churches during this period , and that religious population_shifts have emptied churches , a principal reason for this phenomenon of redundancy is that fewer Protestants are going_to church .

Related terms

nimiety deadwood redound

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[ noun ] (rhetoric) repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission

Used in print

(Dan McLachlan, Jr., "Communication Networks and...)

This is done for simplicity of commands and to bring the hidden redundancy up to where misunderstanding has almost zero possibility .

Related terms

repetitiveness

3
[ noun ] (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails

Related terms

configuration electronics

4
[ noun ] repetition of an act needlessly

Related terms

repetition

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