adjective Etymology: Greek tautologos, from taut- + legein to say — more at legend Date: 1714 1. involving or containing rhetorical tautology ; redundant 2. true by virtue of its logical form alone • tautologously adverb

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  • Tautologous — Tau*tol o*gous, a. [Gr. ?; ?, for ? ? the same + ? to speak.] Repeating the same thing in different words; tautological. [R.] Tooke. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tautologous — [tô täl′ə gəs] adj. 1. TAUTOLOGICAL 2. ANALYTIC (sense 5) tautologously adv. * * * …   Universalium

  • tautologous — [tô täl′ə gəs] adj. 1. TAUTOLOGICAL 2. ANALYTIC (sense 5) tautologously adv …   English World dictionary

  • tautologous — 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… …   English dictionary

  • tautologous — 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

  • tautologous — adjective Pertaining to a tautology; tautological …   Wiktionary

  • tautologous — Synonyms and related words: abundant, battological, copious, de trop, diffuse, diffusive, dispensable, duplicative, echoic, echoing, effusive, excess, expendable, expletive, extravagant, exuberant, fecund, formless, gratuitous, gushing, gushy,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tautologous — adj. needlessly repeating same idea in different words …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tautologous — tau·tol·o·gous …   English syllables

  • tautologous — …   Useful english dictionary

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