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tautology
a linguistic tautology


It is an intentional tautology as when Gertrude Stein said "A rose is a rose is a rose."
  useless repetition in different words (such as "unmarried bachelor")
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  • 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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Associated words [difficulty]:   tautology [8]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Philosophy, Logic & Reasoning, Religion - Christianity
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