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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'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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of, involving, or using tautology

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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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