- adj. 多余的，过剩的；被解雇的，失业的；冗长的，累赘的
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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:  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 ). 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.
- 2. My husband was made redundant late last year.
- 3. to be made redundant from your job
- 4. There are too many redundant words in this book.
- 5. This word is redundant, it can be left out.
- 这个字是多余的, 可以去掉.
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