|—n , pl -cies|
|1.||a. the state or condition of being redundant or superfluous, esp superfluous in one's job|
|b. (as modifier): a redundancy payment|
|2.||excessive proliferation or profusion, esp of superfluity|
|3.||duplication of components in electronic or mechanical equipment so that operations can continue following failure of a part|
|4.||repetition of information or inclusion of additional information to reduce errors in telecommunication transmissions and computer processing|
Unnecessary repetition in speech or writing. The expression freedom and liberty is redundant.