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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  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; 
  Where  an  suthor  is  redundant,  mark  those  paragraphs 
  to  be  retrenched.  --I.  Watts. 
  Syn:  Superfluous;  superabundant;  excessive;  exuberant; 
  overflowing;  plentiful;  copious. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  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}, 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  REDUNDANT,  adj  Superfluous;  needless;  _de  trop_. 
  The  Sultan  said:  "There's  evidence  abundant 
  To  prove  this  unbelieving  dog  redundant." 
  To  whom  the  Grand  Vizier,  with  mien  impressive, 
  Replied:  "His  head,  at  least,  appears  excessive." 
  Habeeb  Suleiman 
  Mr  Debs  is  a  redundant  citizen. 
  Theodore  Roosevelt 

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