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My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
Larry Hagman

Meaning of "redundancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF REDUNDANCY

redundancy  [rɪˈdʌndənsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF REDUNDANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Redundancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES REDUNDANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of redundancy in the English dictionary

The first definition of redundancy in the dictionary is the state or condition of being redundant or superfluous, esp superfluous in one's job. Other definition of redundancy is excessive proliferation or profusion, esp of superfluity. Redundancy is also duplication of components in electronic or mechanical equipment so that operations can continue following failure of a part.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH REDUNDANCY


abundancy
əˈbʌndənsɪ
ascendancy
əˈsɛndənsɪ
ascendency
əˈsɛndənsɪ
attendancy
əˈtɛndənsɪ
co-dependency
ˌkəʊdɪˈpɛndənsɪ
correspondency
ˌkɒrɪˈspɒndənsɪ
countertendency
ˈkaʊntəˌtendənsɪ
dependancy
dɪˈpɛndənsɪ
dependency
dɪˈpɛndənsɪ
despondency
dɪˈspɒndənsɪ
impendency
ɪmˈpendənsɪ
independency
ˌɪndɪˈpɛndənsɪ
intendancy
ɪnˈtɛndənsɪ
interdependency
ˌɪntədɪˈpɛndənsɪ
pendency
ˈpɛndənsɪ
resplendency
rɪˈsplɛndənsɪ
respondency
rɪˈspɒndənsɪ
superintendency
ˌsuːpərɪnˈtɛndənsɪ
tendency
ˈtɛndənsɪ
transcendency
trænˈsɛndənsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE REDUNDANCY

reductionism
reductionist
reductionistic
reductive
reductively
reductiveness
reductor
reduit
redundance
redundancies
redundancy agreement
redundancy money
redundancy payment
redundant
redundantly
reduplicate
reduplication
reduplicative
reduplicatively
reduviid

WORDS THAT END LIKE REDUNDANCY

accordancy
accountancy
Clancy
conservancy
consultancy
discordancy
discrepancy
expectancy
fancy
infancy
life expectancy
mordancy
nancy
occupancy
pregnancy
relevancy
tenancy
vacancy
verdancy
voluntary redundancy

Synonyms and antonyms of redundancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «REDUNDANCY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «redundancy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of redundancy

Translation of «redundancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF REDUNDANCY

Find out the translation of redundancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of redundancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «redundancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冗余
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

despido
570 millions of speakers

English

redundancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अतिरेक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

طَرْد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

избыточность
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

redundância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অতিরেক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

licenciement
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Redundansi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Entlassung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

余剰人員の解雇
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해고
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Redundansi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tình trạng dư thừa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உபரிநிலை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रिडंडंसी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

fazlalık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

esubero
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

redukcja etatu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

скорочення працівників
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

concediere
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πλεονασμός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ontslag
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

friställning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

arbeidsledighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of redundancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «REDUNDANCY»

The term «redundancy» is quite widely used and occupies the 25.571 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «REDUNDANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about redundancy

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2 QUOTES WITH «REDUNDANCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word redundancy.
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Larry Hagman
My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
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Cass Sunstein
Today, we are announcing that agencies are releasing their final regulatory reform plans, including hundreds of initiatives that will reduce costs, simplify the system, and eliminate redundancy and inconsistency.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «REDUNDANCY»

Discover the use of redundancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to redundancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Redundancy: The Law and Practice
Rev. ed. of: Redundancy: the law and practice / editor, John McMullen. 2nd ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell, 2001.
John McMullen, 2011
2
My Redundancy Discovery
The book highlights the positive aspects of this negative concept and the need to trust in the knowledge that God is in Control. Finally, the book affirms that this redundancy storm is temporary and that this will soon pass.
Juliet Baboolal, 2009
3
Redundancy Law in Europe
This book provides an overview of the relevant legislation regarding redundancy schemes in each of the 27 EU Member States, as well as Russia and Switzerland.
Maarten van Kempen, 2008
4
Burning the Suit: Fighting back against the AFTERSHOCK of ...
This is for anyone who is looking for more in life than a 9-5 job, featuring: Disaster or Opportunity? What am I going to do?
Andrew Taylor, 2008
5
Image and Video Compression for Multimedia Engineering: ...
Its feasibility rests with two types of redundancies, i.e., statistical redundancy and psychovisual redundancy. By eliminating these redundancies, we can achieve image and video compression. 1.2.1 STATISTICAL REDUNDANCY Statistical ...
Yun Q. Shi, Huifang Sun, 1999
6
Developmental States: Relevancy, Redundancy Or Reconfiguration?
These are by no means exhaustive and comprehensive aims, questions and issues. For individual developmental states covered in this volume, country-specific lessons may also be drawn for them to be reconfigured to stay relevant.
Linda Low, 2004
7
Industrial Relations in South Africa
RETRENCHMENT AND REDUNDANCY Rationale Previously it was regarded as the right of management to reduce or enlarge the workforce according to the dictates of production and economic cycles and in terms of business rationale.
Sonia Bendix, 2001
8
Beyond Redundancy: How Geographic Redundancy Can Improve ...
The book considers both georedundant systems and georedundant solutions. The text also provides a general discussion about the capital expense/operating expense tradeoff that frames system redundancy and georedundancy.
Eric Bauer, Randee Adams, Daniel Eustace, 2011
9
Coding and Redundancy: Man-made and Animal-evolved Signals
The channel capacity (log24) is 2 bits/signal so the surprisal redundancy by equation 5.1 is R = (2 — 1.37)/2 = 31.5%. In the previous section, the unused signal alone (both bulbs off) accounted for 21% redundancy if the three employed ...
Jack Parker Hailman, 2008
10
Product Reliability: Specification and Performance
6.7.1 Redundancy Redundancy is a technique used to improve the reliability through the use of replicated components. Redundancy can only be used when the functional design of the system allows for the incorporation of replicated ...
D. N. Prabhakar Murthy, Marvin Rausand, Trond Østerås, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «REDUNDANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term redundancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Australia Post to slash jobs in $190m voluntary redundancy program
“I have made a commitment that there will be no forced redundancy of staff impacted directly by changes in our mail service and who are actively seeking jobs in ... «The Australian, Jun 15»
2
Clerys staff to get statutory redundancy, liquidators say
The protest followed the news that 130 direct employees of Clerys will receive basic statutory redundancy, and “robust” exchanges at Liberty Hall as liquidators ... «Irish Times, Jun 15»
3
Ex-Woolworths staff denied compensation as European Courts rule …
The European Court has ruled in favour of the Government over redundancy laws, preventing the cost of laying off staff for businesses that employ 20 or fewer ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Apr 15»
4
Conservatives would cap redundancy payouts for NHS, BBC and …
The Conservatives would stop public sector workers in the NHS, BBC and civil service getting six-figure redundancy packages if they win the election, the party ... «The Guardian, Jan 15»
5
Redundant NHS staff who are rehired will be stripped of pay-offs
NHS managers and highly-paid council officials will be stripped of the redundancy payments if they are subsequently rehired, the government will announce ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Oct 14»
6
Qantas targets 300 pilots for redundancy
Qantas has started a major pilot redundancy program for the first time in decades that will ultimately target as many as 300 pilots it believes are excess to the ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 14»
7
Number of NHS managers re-employed after receiving redundancy
New Government figures show 3,950 managers made redundant since the shake-up of NHS services in 2010 have since been rehired in another parts of the ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Mar 14»
8
NHS spends more than £1 billion on redundancy payouts
Labour blamed the heavy redundancy costs on the “unnecessary reorganisation” of the NHS carried out by Andrew Lansley, the former health secretary. «Telegraph.co.uk, Aug 13»
9
Army hands redundancy notices to 4480 soldiers as it launches …
As almost 4,500 service personnel received redundancy letters, the head of the Army admitted the biggest round of defence cuts yet was straining morale. «Daily Mail, Jun 13»
10
Public service redundancy row
As many as 70 workers at the new Innovation and Industry super department are understood to have been ''tapped'' for voluntary redundancy in the past two ... «Sydney Morning Herald, May 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Redundancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/redundancy>. Aug 2020 ».
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