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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
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For, here, that word made the statement disgustingly tautological (this being an adjective whose import we have discussed in this column a million and a half times).
other goals of this proposal are to form new connections between spaces of riemannian metrics of positive scalar curvature and infinite loop spaces, And to investigate the structure of tautological subrings of the cohomology of moduli spaces of manifolds, Especially in relation to the tautological rings of moduli spaces of riemann surfaces studied in algebraic geometry.
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Yadin-Israel, calls this is a homily with no meaning, because it is tautological.