Noun(1) (logic(2) useless repetition
(1) But really, spinning out some kind of clever model to illustrate that idea is unnecessary tautology : I can say it in just a few simple words.(2) I'm not saying he is a sloppy reviewer, because the phrase ├ö├ç├┐sloppy reviewer├ö├ç├û is a tautology when it comes to the press.(3) Incidentally, white jasmine is a tautology in the Indian context.(4) Redundancy and tautology are undesirable, and a sign of less than careful writing.(5) Note the tautology in the first sentence, the feeble attempt at punnery.(6) Some authors treated the quantity theory as a matter of causal relation and explanation, often differing as to the content and direction of explanation, whereas others saw it as a truism, identity or tautology .(7) It is conceivable that the key to truth lies in tautology and redundancy.(8) Julian concurred that evenings set aside for communication with ├ö├ç├┐dead angels├ö├ç├û (I'm sure there's some tautology in there) were right up his street and he couldn't believe he'd missed it.(9) This coinage has often provoked the accusation that nothing is really being asserted in the argument for natural selection: since fitness can only be defined by survival the phrase is a tautology .(10) It doesn't affect the validity of the statement, so you can include it without destroying your tautology .(11) The footpath outside the front of our house is flanked on both sides (is that tautology ?) with low bushes.(12) The past, in effect, is a tautology ; it is true by virtue of its logical form alone.(13) The word ├ö├ç├┐until├ö├ç├û does in my view have as its normal English meaning a meaning which is sometimes encapsulated in the rather tautologous phrase ├ö├ç├┐unless and until├ö├ç├û.(14) The adjectives ├ö├ç├┐typical├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐real├ö├ç├û make the term ├ö├ç├┐local derby├ö├ç├û seem for a moment less tautologous .(15) This competition produces what is often tautologically described as survival of the fittest - an unfortunate term, for the only test of ├ö├ç├┐fitness├ö├ç├û is survival power.(16) The great tautologists , creation scientists, persist in wilfully confusing fact with theory.
1. pleonasm ::
2. repetition ::
4. redundancy ::
5. superfluity ::
6. duplication ::
Different Formstautological, tautologies, tautologous, tautology
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