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tautological

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Tautological \Tau'to*log"ic*al\, adjective [Cf. F. tautologique.] Involving tautology; having the same signification; as, tautological expression. -- {Tau'to*log"ic*al*ly}, adverb

{Tautological echo}, an echo that repeats the same sound or syllable many times.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

tautological

adjective

1: repetition of same sense in different words; "'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"- J.B.Conant [syn: {pleonastic}, {redundant}, {tautologic}, {tautological}]


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