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tautology -- a linguistic tautology
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a linguistic tautology Define
useless repetition in different words (such as "unmarried bachelor")
  • It is an intentional tautology as when Gertrude Stein said "A rose is a rose is a rose."
  • That’s not exactly a tautology, but it is funny.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
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a linguistic tautology Define
useless repetition in different words (such as "unmarried bachelor")
a logical tautology Define
a statement that is necessarily true (such as "She will win the election or she won`t.")
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