redundant character


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redundant character

[ri′dən·dənt ′kar·ik·tər]
(computer science)
A character specifically added to a group of characters to ensure conformity with certain rules which can be used to detect computer malfunction.
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Speaking of redundant characters, it was also just agonising to see Nusrat Hidayatullah's character rendered so useless in the film.
Rather than rejecting his late films as repetitive exercises with redundant characters, Sisco King regards "this banality and staleness not as a textual flaw but as exactly Allen's point" (196), interrogating the value of cinema as an art and industry along with the habit of moviegoing.

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