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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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TEACHERS at the centre of a redundancy tug-of-war could finally be put out of their financial misery - but only if they accept a proposed pay off.
The judge in the EAT criticised the tribunal for entering into a detailed scrutiny of the marks awarded in a redundancy scoring exercise, which he confirmed was a matter within the employer's discretion, once it has been established that there is a fair system of selection applied without signs of overt unfairness.
All three armed services announced redundancy programmes earlier this year after they were set an initial target of 17,000 job losses by 2015.
Soldiers will not be selected for redundancy whilst serving on operations," the statement further said.
Nationally, 770 employees out of 3,370 who are eligible have applied for redundancy.
The basic test of redundancy is whether your employers now need fewer employees, either across the company or at a particular location.
Employees with two or more years' service have the right to statutory redundancy pay, paid time off for job-hunting, and one week's statutory notice period per year of service, up to 12 weeks' maximum.
Employees with 2 or more years' service have the right to statutory redundancy pay, paid time off for job-hunting, and 1 week's statutory notice period per year of service, up to 12 weeks' maximum.
While firms may additionally develop asynchronous secondary centers or data bunkers in remote markets for an added layer of redundancy, the primary data centers of financial institutions must be able to connect with clients, clearing organizations and the markets, and cannot exist totally independently in a remote location.
However, redundancy is not enough to protect critical data on magnetic disk.
The Exchange was constructed to keep data safe and Internet connectivity alive, and contains greater infrastructure redundancy and better physical stabilization than its competitors.
Ms Francis said competitive redundancy packages were being offered and the company did not anticipate problems in getting enough people to apply.