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tautology

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtautologytau‧tol‧o‧gy /tɔːˈtɒlədʒi $ tɒːˈtɑː-/ noun (plural tautologies) [countable, uncountable] technical 🔊 🔊 RPa statement in which you say the same thing twice using different words in a way which is not necessary, for example, ‘He sat alone by himself.’redundanttautological /ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl◂ $ ˌtɒːtəˈlɑː-/ (also tautologous /tɔːˈtɒləɡəs $ tɒːˈtɑː-/) adjective
Examples from the Corpus
tautologyTo me it was immediately apparent, a tautology, a verbal redundancy.It is therefore either a tautology or a fallacy to state that lack of entrepreneurial talent is the reason for poor growth.A gross tautology is at work here.The uttering of simple and obvious tautologies should, in principle, have absolutely no communicative import.Since this requires that speakers be informative, the asserting of tautologies blatantly violates it.Try to avoid repetition or tautology.
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