Pleonastically - definition of pleonastically by The Free Dictionary
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a. The use of more words than are required to express an idea; redundancy.
b. An instance of pleonasm.
2. A superfluous word or phrase.
[Late Latin pleonasmus
, from Greek pleonasmos
, from pleonazein
, to be excessive
, from pleōn
; see pelə-
in Indo-European roots
ple′o·nas′tic (-năs′tĭk) adj.
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5] with pa superimposed PAP pleonastically
on the full phonetic spelling .
It will be observed that te is used as the ordinary object of the verb, including pleonastically
in the second example, whereas tine indicates contrast with another referent.
For instance, a final CV sign represents a final consonant only (I [section]28e3); a VC or CVC sign may pleonastically
be complemented by a following CV sign (I [sections]14e; II [section]38d, n.