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1. repetition of same sense in different words;
- Example: "`a true fact' and `a free gift' are pleonastic expressions"
- Example: "the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological"
- Example: "at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition"- J.B.Conant
[syn: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tautological \Tau`to*log"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. tautologique.] Involving tautology; having the same signification; as, tautological expression. -- Tau`to*log"ic*al*ly, adv. [1913 Webster] Tautological echo, an echo that repeats the same sound or syllable many times. [1913 Webster]