redundant

英 [rɪ'dʌnd(ə)nt] 美 [rɪ'dʌndənt]
  • adj. 多余的,过剩的;被解雇的,失业的;冗长的,累赘的
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redundant 多余的,被裁员的

来自拉丁语 redundare,流出,来自 red-,往后,-und,水,水流,词源同 undulate,abound.即流出 的,多余的,引申词义被裁员的。

redundant
redundant: [17] Etymologically, something that is redundant ‘overflows’ because there is too much of it. The word comes from the present participle of Latin redundāre ‘flow back, overflow’ (source also of English redound [14]). This was a compound verb formed from the prefix re- ‘back, again’ and undāre ‘rise in waves, surge’, a derivative of unda ‘wave’ (source of English undulate).
=> redound, surround, undulate
redundant (adj.)
1590s, from Latin redundantem (nominative redundans), present participle of redundare, literally "overflow, pour over; be over-full;" figuratively "be in excess," from re- "again" (see re-) + undare "rise in waves," from unda "a wave" (see water (n.1)). Of persons, in employment situations, from 1928, chiefly British. Related: Redundantly.
1. Changes in technology may mean that once-valued skills are now redundant.
技术上的革新可能意味着曾经被重视的技术现在已变得多余。

来自柯林斯例句

2. My husband was made redundant late last year.
我丈夫去年年底被裁了。

来自柯林斯例句

3. to be made redundant from your job
成为冗员而被裁减

来自《权威词典》

4. There are too many redundant words in this book.
这本书里多余的词太多.

来自《简明英汉词典》

5. This word is redundant, it can be left out.
这个字是多余的, 可以去掉.

来自《现代汉英综合大词典》

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