Definition Redundancy

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Definition

a redundancy (UK): a dismissal (because your employer no longer needs you)
noun
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)
idiom

redundant: unnecessarily repetitive, more than what is needed
adjective
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.

Examples

  • "Hannah : Redundancy?"
  • "Time will tell whether this will be the result of an increase in sales or of making redundancies, however few people in the industry believe that D&C's tradition of using authentic Italian tailoring, leathers and fabrics will continue under Mazerati's leadership."

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