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- adj. Pertaining to a tautology; tautological.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Repeating the same thing in different words; tautological.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Tautological: as, tautologous verbiage.
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As for the article, I have not yet read it but it is very difficult not to be "fooled by randomness", tautologous or biased by survivorship.
Here was the tautologous circuitry of the art market in miniature.
Burchfield refers to “Where are you at?” as a tautologous regional usage.
So it's back to the mundane quotidian everyday world of composing tautologous adjectival lists and finding new ways of chatting innocuously with my cockney neighbors about the rain without openly addressing the fact that London will be mostly underwater by 2012.
In part, it is tautologous: At the battle of Borodino Napoleon shot at no one and killed no one.
"Want" and "desire" are real, and there is a survival advantage to organisms with a desire to live as tautologous as that sounds, but the process of evolution itself does not require it.
Only when that context has been eliminated might we justifiably condemn a usage as tautologous also as well.
The suggestion was that even apparently tautologous sentences, like
If the appeal to treating humans as humans is not to be purely assertive or tautologous, we need more (68-9).
I have never heard anything so fatuous and vacuously circular and tautologous in my life.