Tautological
Tautological Tau`to*log"ic*al, a. [Cf. F. tautologique.] Involving tautology; having the same signification; as, tautological expression. -- {Tau`to*log"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Tautological echo}, an echo that repeats the same sound or syllable many times. [1913 Webster]


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  • tautological — UK [ˌtɔːtəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l] / US [ˌtɔtəˈlɑdʒɪk(ə)l] or tautologous UK [tɔːˈtɒləɡəs] / US [tɔˈtɑləɡəs] adjective linguistics a tautological statement, sentence etc repeats its meaning in an unnecessary way by using different words to say the same thing …   English dictionary

  • tautological — [tôt΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. of, involving, or using tautology tautologically adv. * * * See tautology. * * * …   Universalium

  • tautological — index iterative, redundant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • tautological — [tôt΄ə läj′i kəl] adj. of, involving, or using tautology tautologically adv …   English World dictionary

  • tautological — tau|to|log|i|cal [ ,tɔtə ladʒıkl ] or tau|tol|o|gous [ tɔ taləgəs ] adjective LINGUISTICS a tautological statement, sentence, etc. repeats its meaning in an unnecessary way by using different words to say the same thing: a tautological phrase… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tautological — [[t]tɔ͟ːtəlɒ̱ʤɪk(ə)l[/t]] ADJ GRADED A tautological statement involves tautology …   English dictionary

  • tautological — tautology ► NOUN (pl. tautologies) ▪ the saying of the same thing over again in different words, considered as a fault of style (e.g. they arrived one after the other in succession). DERIVATIVES tautological adjective tautologous adjective.… …   English terms dictionary

  • tautological — adjective 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • tautological — adjective Date: 1620 tautologous • tautologically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tautological — adjective a) of, relating to, or using tautology b) using repetition or excessive wordiness; pleonastic or circumlocutionary See Also: tautologically …   Wiktionary

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