n pl , -gies
1 the use of words that merely repeat elements of the meaning already conveyed, as in the sentence Will these supplies be adequate enough? in place of Will these supplies be adequate?
2 (Logic) a statement that is always true, esp. a truth-functional expression that takes the value true for all combinations of values of its components, as in either the sun is out or the sun is not out
(C16: from Late Latin tautologia, from Greek, from tautologos)
tautologic, tautologous adj
tautologically, tautologously adv
Diccionario de inglés definición
iteration, pleonasm, prolixity, redundancy, repetition, repetitiousness, repetitiveness, verbiage, verbosity
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