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1. pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological

repetition of same sense in different words

Example Sentences:
'a true fact' and a free gift' are pleonastic expressions'
'the phrase a beginner who has just started' is tautological'
'at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition'

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noun plural -gies
the use of words that merely repeat elements of the meaning already conveyed, as in the sentence Will these supplies be adequate enough? in place of Will these supplies be adequate?
2. logic
a statement that is always true, esp a truth-functional expression that takes the value true for all combinations of values of its components, as in either the sun is out or the sun is not out
Compare inconsistency (sense 3), contingency (sense 5)

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nounWord forms: plural tauˈtologies
needless repetition of an idea in a different word, phrase, or sentence; redundancy; pleonasm (Ex.: “necessary essentials”)
an instance of such repetition
2.  Logic
a proposition that is analytic (sense 5)

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see synonyms of tautologic
n. pl. tau·tol·o·gies
a. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.
b. An instance of such repetition.
2. Logic A statement composed of simpler statements in such a way that it is logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.

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