0Vote up!noun. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.
0Vote up!noun. An instance of such repetition.
0Vote up!noun. Logic An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.
0Vote up!noun. A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following lines: --
The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,
And heavily in clouds brings on the day. Addison.
0Vote up!noun. Repetition of the same word, or use of several words conveying the same idea, in the same immediate context. See dilogy.
0Vote up!noun. The repetition of the same thing in different words; the useless repetition of the same idea or meaning: as, “they did it successively one after the other”; “both simultaneously made their appearance at one and the same time.”
0Vote up!noun. <strong>Synonyms</strong> Redundancy, etc. See pleonasm.
0Vote up!noun. (logic) a statement that is necessarily true
0Vote up!noun. useless repetition
This is the logical notion of tautology, which is very different from the way the term tautology is used in stylistics
Digital download? isnt that what they call a tautology?
It's only a tautology is you pretend life and niches don't have distinguishable properties and that a niche can't be populated.
And to say so is not to engage in tautology, which I think you were referring to, Andrew, when you made that remark about philosophy classes.
They argue that it is not a genuine claim about the real world but merely a truism, what philosophers call a tautology ” something true by the meaning of the words like ˜bachelors are unmarried.™
0Vote up!pronounce tautology in this way "tau-tau-logy". Here u see that 'tau' is repeated twice so u can say tautology means "UNNECESSARY REPETITION"
0Vote up!unclebheem added a Mnemonic "pronounce tautology in this way "tau-tau-logy". Here u see that 'tau' is repeated twice so u can say tautology means "UNNECESSARY REPETITION" " 3 years 8 months ago.