(Re*dun"dan*cy) n. [L. redundantia: cf. F. redondance.]
1. The quality or state of being redundant; superfluity; superabundance; excess.
2. That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous or superabundant.
Labor . . . throws off redundacies.Addison.
3. (Law) Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be rejected by the court without impairing the
validity of what remains.
(Re*dun"dant) a. [L. redundans, -antis, p. pr. of redundare: cf. F. redondant. See Redound.]
1. Exceeding what is natural or necessary; superabundant; exuberant; as, a redundant quantity of bile or
Notwithstanding the redundant oil in fishes, they do not increase fat so much as flesh.Arbuthnot.
2. Using more worrds or images than are necessary or useful; pleonastic.
Where an suthor is redundant, mark those paragraphs to be retrenched.I. Watts.
Syn. Superfluous; superabundant; excessive; exuberant; overflowing; plentiful; copious.
(Re*dun"dant*ly) adv. In a refundant manner.
(Re*du"pli*cate) a. [Pref. re- + duplicate: cf. L. reduplicatus. Cf. Redouble.]
1. Double; doubled; reduplicative; repeated.
2. (Bot.) Valvate with the margins curved outwardly; said of the stivation of certain flowers.
(Re*du"pli*cate) v. t. [Cf. LL. reduplicare.]
1. To redouble; to multiply; to repeat.
2. (Gram.) To repeat the first letter or letters of See Reduplication, 3.
(Re*du`pli*ca"tion) n. [Cf. F. réduplication, L. reduplicatio repetition.]
1. The act of doubling, or the state of being doubled.
2. (Pros.) A figure in which the first word of a verse is the same as the last word of the preceding
3. (Philol.) The doubling of a stem or syllable with the effect of changing the time expressed, intensifying
the meaning, or making the word more imitative; also, the syllable thus added; as, L. tetuli; poposci.
(Re*du"pli*ca*tive) a. [Cf. F. réduplicatif.] Double; formed by reduplication; reduplicate.
(Red"u*vid) n. [L. reduvia a hangnail.] (Zoöl.) Any hemipterous insect of the genus Redivius,
or family Reduvidæ. They live by sucking the blood of other insects, and some species also attack man.
(Red"weed`) n. (Bot.) The red poppy Dr. Prior.