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 for redundancy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Redundance \Re*dun"dance\ (r?*d?n"dans), Redundancy
  \Re*dun"dan*cy\ (-dan*s?), n. [L. redundantia: cf. F.
     redondance.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. The quality or state of being redundant; superfluity;
        superabundance; excess.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. That which is redundant or in excess; anything superfluous
        or superabundant.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              Labor . . . throws off redundacies.   --Addison.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Law) Surplusage inserted in a pleading which may be
        rejected by the court without impairing the validity of
        what remains.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  redundancy
      n 1: repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors
           in transmission
      2: the attribute of being superfluous and unneeded; "the use of
         industrial robots created redundancy among workers" [syn:
         redundancy, redundance]
      3: (electronics) a system design that duplicates components to
         provide alternatives in case one component fails
      4: repetition of an act needlessly

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  132 Moby Thesaurus words for "redundancy":
     EDP, abundance, amplitude, avalanche, battology, bedizenment, bit,
     channel, circumambages, circumbendibus, circumlocution,
     cloud of words, communication explosion, communication theory,
     copiousness, data retrieval, data storage, decoding, deluge,
     diffuseness, diffusion, diffusiveness, duplication,
     duplication of effort, effusion, effusiveness,
     electronic data processing, embarras de richesses, embellishment,
     encoding, enough, entropy, excess, expletive, extravagance,
     extravagancy, exuberance, fat, featherbedding, fecundity,
     fertility, filling, flatulence, flood, fluency, formlessness,
     frill, frills, frippery, gingerbread, gush, gushing, inflatedness,
     inflation, information explosion, information theory, inundation,
     landslide, lavishness, logorrhea, luxury, macrology, money to burn,
     more than enough, needlessness, noise, ornamentation, outpour,
     overabundance, overaccumulation, overadornment, overage,
     overbounteousness, overcopiousness, overdose, overflow, overlap,
     overlavishness, overluxuriance, overmeasure, overmuchness,
     overnumerousness, overplentifulness, overplenty, overplus,
     overpopulation, overprofusion, oversufficiency, oversupply,
     padding, palilogy, payroll padding, periphrase, periphrasis,
     plenty, pleonasm, plethora, prodigality, productivity, profuseness,
     profusion, prolificacy, prolificity, prolixity, rampancy, rankness,
     redundance, reiteration, reiterativeness, repetition for effect,
     repetitiveness, roundabout, signal, spate, stammering, stuttering,
     superabundance, superfluity, superfluousness, superflux, surplus,
     surplusage, talkativeness, tautologism, tautology, teemingness,
     tirade, tumidity, turgidity, unnecessariness, verbality,
     verbosity
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  redundancy
  
     1.  The provision of multiple
     interchangeable components to perform a single function in
     order to provide resilience (to cope with failures and
     errors).  Redundancy normally applies primarily to hardware.
     For example, a cluster may contain two or three computers
     doing the same job.  They could all be active all the time
     thus giving extra performance through parallel processing
     and load balancing; one could be active and the others
     simply monitoring its activity so as to be ready to take over
     if it failed ("warm standby"); the "spares" could be kept
     turned off and only switched on when needed ("cold standby").
     Another common form of hardware redundancy is disk
     mirroring.
  
     2.  data redundancy.
  
     (1995-05-09)
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  REDUNDANCY. Matter introduced in an answer, or pleading, which is foreign to 
  the bill or articles. 
       2. In the case of Dysart v. Dysart, 3 Curt. Ecc. R. 543, in giving the 
  judgment of the court, Dr. Lushington says: "It may not, perhaps, be easy to 
  define the meaning of this term [redundant] in a short sentence, but the 
  true meaning I take to be this: the respondent is not to insert in his 
  answer any matter foreign to the articles he is called upon to answer, 
  although such matter may be admissible in a plea; but he may, in his answer, 
  plead matter by way of explanation pertinent to the articles, even if such 
  matter shall be solely in his own knowledge and to such extent incapable of 
  proof; or he may state matter which can be substantiated by witnesses; but 
  in this latter instance, if such matter be introduced into the answer and 
  not afterwards put in the plea or proved, the court will give no weight or 
  credence to such part of the answer." 
       3. A material distinction is to be observed between redundancy in the 
  allegation and redundancy in the proof. In the former case, a variance 
  between the allegation and the proof will be fatal if the redundant 
  allegations are descriptive of that which is essential. But in the latter 
  case, redundancy cannot vitiate, because more is proved than is alleged, 
  unless the matter superfluously proved goes to contradict some essential 
  part of the allegation. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 67; 1 Stark. Ev. 401. 
  
  

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