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noun     redundancy pronunciation in British English
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  1. 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. 2
    [uncountable] a situation in which something is not needed, especially because the same thing or a similar thing already exists
  3. 3
    [uncountable] the use of electronic equipment or systems designed to operate instead of another piece of equipment or system if that fails


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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