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tau·tol·o·gy

(tô-tŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. tau·tol·o·gies
1.
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.

[Late Latin tautologia, from Greek tautologiā, from tautologos, redundant : tauto-, tauto- + logos, saying; see -logy.]

tau′to·log′i·cal (tôt′l-ŏj′ĭ-kəl), tau′to·log′ic (-ĭk), tau·tol′o·gous (-tŏl′ə-gəs) adj.
tau′to·log′i·cal·ly, tau·tol′o·gous·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tautological - 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
prolix - tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length; "editing a prolix manuscript"; "a prolix lecturer telling you more than you want to know"

tautological

adjective
Characterized by repetition and excessive wordiness:
Translations

tautological

[ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJtautológico

tautological

[ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] adjtautologique

tautological

, tautologous

tautological

[ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪkl] adjtautologico/a
References in classic literature ?
But in English, when we have used a word a couple of times in a paragraph, we imagine we are growing tautological, and so we are weak enough to exchange it for some other word which only approximates exactness, to escape what we wrongly fancy is a greater blemish.
This belief in faith, if one can so express it without seeming tautological, has certainly been restored to them, and in the first flood of their enthusiasm they use it by bowing down and worshipping an ass
Thus, the argument that "Islamic doctrine is perfect" is tautological, on the logical model of the analytical (as distinct from synthetic) statement: "Islamic doctrine" entails "is perfect.
They always seems in permanent euphoria of serving the masses and remain tautological and platonic.
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The Fourth Amendment "reasonable expectation of privacy" standard is tautological and circular.
The answers they provided to the above questions were ahistorical, tautological or just plain uninformed.
The least satisfying of Ruskola's core arguments is regarding "legal orientalism," a term he introduces: "a tale we tell about who does and does not have law;" and in an addendum, what counts "as law, in the end, [is] law's interpretation of itself" for "in the tautological world of legal Orientalism, law is a narrative that defines itself as legal" (my emphasis p.
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Lessing argues that the propositions of the Old Testament are pseudopropositions, or why they do not resemble the significant propositions of natural science but the tautological propositions of mathematics and of logic.