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redundancy

noun

1 redundancy

Repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission.

Roget 104: repetition, iteration, reiteration, harping, recurrence, succession, run; battology, tautology; monotony, tautophony; rhythm etc. 138; ... show more

Roget 303: transcursion, transiliency, transgression; trespass; encroachment, infringement; extravagation, transcendence; redundancy etc. 641.   

Roget 573: diffuseness etc. adj.; amplification etc. v.; dilating etc. v.; verbosity, verbiage, cloud of words, copia verborum [Lat.]; flow of words ... show more



2 redundancy

The attribute of being superfluous and unneeded:
— The use of industrial robots created redundancy among workers.

synonym: redundance.

Roget 641: redundancy, redundance; too much, too many; superabundance, superfluity, superfluence, saturation; nimiety, transcendency, exuberance, profuseness; profusion ... show more

Dutch: overbodigheid, overtolligheid, redundantie

3 redundancy

electronics A system design that duplicates components to provide alternatives in case one component fails.

Dutch: overbodigheid

4 redundancy

Repetition of an act needlessly.


Moby thesaurus: EDP, abundance, amplitude, avalanche, battology, bedizenment, bit, channel, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution, cloud of words, communication explosion, communication theory, copiousness, data retrieval, data storage, decoding, deluge, diffuseness ... show more.

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