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a redundancy (UK): a dismissal (because your employer no longer needs you) (UK)
In American English, the term "redundancy" only expresses the sense of a "repetition" or "duplication". To describe "fired employees", the term layoffs is commonly used.

to make (an employee) redundant (UK): to dismiss (an employee) (UK)

redundant: unnecessarily repetitive, more than what is needed
Pronunciation examples
UK: Car companies are making lots and lots of redundancies.
US: It's redundant to say the same things so many times. So many times.

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