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'''Redundancy''', in general terms, refers to the quality or state of being ''redundant'', that is: exceeding what is necessary or normal; or duplication. This can have a negative connotation, especially in rhetoric: superfluous or repetitive; or a positive implication, especially in engineering: serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system.
 
'''Redundancy''', in general terms, refers to the quality or state of being ''redundant'', that is: exceeding what is necessary or normal; or duplication. This can have a negative connotation, especially in rhetoric: superfluous or repetitive; or a positive implication, especially in engineering: serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system.
   
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* [[Redundancy (law)]], a reason for dismissal of an employee in the United Kingdom
 
* [[Redundancy (law)]], a reason for dismissal of an employee in the United Kingdom
 
* [[Redundancy (total quality management)]]
 
* [[Redundancy (total quality management)]]
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Redundancy, in general terms, refers to the quality or state of being redundant, that is: exceeding what is necessary or normal; or duplication. This can have a negative connotation, especially in rhetoric: superfluous or repetitive; or a positive implication, especially in engineering: serving as a duplicate for preventing failure of an entire system.

The term redundancy is used, with variations on the above meanings, in the following fields:

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