Redundant


Redundant
Redundant Re*dun"dant (-dant), a. [L. redundans, -antis, p. pr. of redundare: cf. F. redondant. See {Redound}.] 1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or food. [1913 Webster]

Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic. [1913 Webster]

Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched. --I. Watts. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant; overflowing; plentiful; copious. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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