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What does redundant mean? Can a person be redundant?

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Jun 15, 2018

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More than needed.

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In the sentence "This is a single unpaired sock" there is redundancy in the form of twice saying the same (also known as tautology).

A person can be "made redundant", meaning he is no longer needed for a certain job at a certain office or factory (there are too many in that job at that place).

Calling a person redundant (overall) would not be a very nice thing to say: It would mean the person is good for nothing and might as well die.

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Mark D. Share
Jun 15, 2018

to no longer be of any use.
Yes they can be made redundant where their position is no longer needed in the company.

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