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The term “otiose” is an adjective that conveys the meaning of “ineffective,” “useless,” or “pointless.” It is used to describe something that serves no practical purpose or is redundant in a given context. For instance, you can use it in a sentence such as, “His attempts to repair the malfunctioning machine were otiose since it was irreparable.”

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