tautology
[ taw-tol-uh-jee ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
mid 16th century; Latin (Greek) from tautologos 'repeating what has been said', from tauto- 'same' + -logos
Synonyms
    1.
  • repeat
  • redundancy
    2.
  • recurrence
  • reiteration
  • repeat
Antonyms
    1.
  • unavailable
    2.
  • original
Definition
1. an instance of such repetition
2. needless repetition of an idea, especially in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in "widow woman"
Examples
1. A) My love of tautology is based on my love on tautology. B) We should provide an example of tautology to provide an example of tautology.
2. A) Isn't calling her a "writer-author" kind of a tautology? B) I found his philosophy to just be based on tautology so it went in circles.
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