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UK [rɪˈdʌndənsɪ] / US noun
Word forms "redundancy":
singular redundancy plural redundancies
1) [countable/uncountable] British a situation in which someone is told to leave their job because they are no longer needed
face redundancy:

Over 500 workers face redundancy if the factory closes.

take/accept redundancy:

Staff were offered a choice between moving or taking redundancy.

compulsory/voluntary redundancy:

It is hoped there will not be any compulsory redundancies.

2) [uncountable] a situation in which something is not needed, especially because the same thing or a similar thing already exists
3) [uncountable] the use of electronic equipment or systems designed to operate instead of another piece of equipment or system if that fails

English dictionary. 2014.

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