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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 re·dun·dant /-dənt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 re·dun·dant /rɪˈdəndənt/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·dun·dant a.
 1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food.
    Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh.   --Arbuthnot.
 2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic.
    Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched.   --I. Watts.
 Syn: -- Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant; overflowing; plentiful; copious.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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, spare, supererogatory,
              superfluous, supernumerary, surplus]
      2: use of more words than required to express an idea; "a wordy
         gossipy account of a simple incident"; "a redundant text
         crammed with amplifications of the obvious" [syn: wordy]
      3: 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, tautologic,