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- adj. of, relating to, or using tautology
- adj. using repetition or excessive wordiness; pleonastic or circumlocutionary
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Involving tautology; having the same signification.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by or of the nature of tautology: as, tautological expressions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. repetition of same sense in different words
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Oh, and 'tautology' or 'tautological' is used in two other places in that piece.
Conventional women -- but was not the phrase tautological?
I think you should be able to recognize that so far, you have only made what I would call a tautological argument.
She believes that it is "tautological" to say that "Beethoven's compositional practice was 'more powerful and more effective than that of any of his contemporaries."'
… maybe, but most of “Key to the Scriptures” is the same kind of tautological gibberish.
short views for goodness sake said....."tautological" ,my how can it get any better than this.
Not sure what your point is, as you can make terrible tautological arguments with regard to any system.
Taggart also collects examples into wider themes such as how names evolve "through mumbling and confusion", the Norwegian influence on the northwest, tautological placenames "Bredon" means "hill hill", and placenames we might snigger at, though they have "perfectly sensible derivations": Badgers Mount, Great Snoring, Nasty, and Ogle.
This, however, is both tautological and of little strategic value.
Your (2) substitutes rhetoric for precision and so I can't tell whether it is right or wrong, but it is virtually tautological as offered.