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tautology

tau·tol·o·gy

tautology

 
pronunciation:
taw ta l ji
features:
Word Combinations (noun), Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: tautologies
definition 1: unnecessary repetition of the same idea in different words; redundancy.
The essay was marred by its tautology.
definition 2: an instance of such a repetition.
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derivations: tautological (adj.), tautologically (adv.)
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