tautology

Definitions

0 Vote up! noun. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.
0 Vote up! noun. An instance of such repetition.
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! noun. redundant use of words
0 Vote up! noun. An expression that features tautology.
0 Vote up! noun. A statement that is true for all values of its variables
0 Vote 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.
0 Vote up! noun. Repetition of the same word, or use of several words conveying the same idea, in the same immediate context. See dilogy.
0 Vote 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.”
0 Vote up! noun. <strong>Synonyms</strong> Redundancy, etc. See pleonasm.
0 Vote up! noun. (logic) a statement that is necessarily true
0 Vote up! noun. useless repetition

Usage

0 Vote up! This is the logical notion of tautology, which is very different from the way the term tautology is used in stylistics
0 Vote up! Digital download? isnt that what they call a tautology?
0 Vote up! It's only a tautology is you pretend life and niches don't have distinguishable properties and that a niche can't be populated.
0 Vote up! 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.
0 Vote up! 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.™

Mnemonics

0 Vote 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"

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0 Vote 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 10 months ago.