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re·dun·dan·cy

(rē-dŭn'dăn-sē),
Occurrence of linearly arranged, largely identical, repeated sequences of DNA.

redundancy

Medtalk The duplication of time-sensitive or failure-prone equipment–eg, computer server, surgical supplies, etc–allowing the system or surgeon to switch to a backup device with minimal compromise in Pt management or critical systematic functions or activities. See Laparoscopic surgery.
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Demonstrative pronouns refer to something that has already been mentioned and, as such, display redundance.
Experiencing the code in acts is discursive in time, yet the redundance builds to surprise, for we learn most when we anticipate least.
It may of course be arguable that the redundance of such a title, particularly in this last example, has a thematic rationale.
have the inter-connection secured via the suitable interfaces in order to prevent the errors caused by data redundance, human factor, but also to reduce the response time to a minimum.
The presumption of coherence that delimits what contextual information we take into account when designing or interpreting a turn and that disposes us to view a chunk of discourse as a turn in the first place has a "cost" that can be measured in terms of the relative redundance or obviousness of our talk.
Council officials say they will try to avoid compulsory redundances and hope to meet the target by the end of January.
We will be straining every sinew to protect job numbers but there will inevitably be some redundances.
The only way councils can pay for redundances is through tax rises and huge service cuts.
The situation has got much worse and will get worse still as Coalition cuts lead to thousands of armed forces redundances.
In the sequel, in order to avoid redundances, we will always write slice regular, W-analytic and polynomial, instead of left slice regular, right W-analytic, right polynomial, respectively.