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Topic: EMPLOYMENT

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: , present participle of redundare; REDOUND

redundant

adjective
     
re‧dun‧dant
1 British EnglishBE if you are redundant, your employer no longer has a job for you:
Seventy factory workers were made redundant in the resulting cuts.
make a job/position etc redundant
As the economy weakens, more and more jobs will be made redundant.
2 not necessary because something else means or does the same thing:
the removal of redundant information
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