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  • Tautologist — Tau*tol o*gist, n. One who uses tautological words or phrases. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tautologist — noun One who makes tautologies. His is the pseudo movement, where the doubling simply mimics the routine of a tautologist, of a monologist, and of a Hegelian dialectician …   Wiktionary

  • tautologist — tau·tol·o·gist …   English syllables

  • tautologist — jə̇st noun ( s) : one who uses tautology …   Useful english dictionary

  • tautology — tautological /tawt l oj i keuhl/, tautologic, tautologous /taw tol euh geuhs/, adj. tautologically, tautologously, adv. tautologist, n. /taw tol euh jee/, n., pl. tautologies. 1. needless repetition of an idea, esp. in wo …   Universalium

  • tautology — [tɔ: tɒlədʒi] noun (plural tautologies) 1》 the unnecessary repetition within a statement of the same thing in different words. 2》 Logic a statement that is true by necessity or by virtue of its logical form. Derivatives tautological adjective… …   English new terms dictionary

  • tautology — /tɔˈtɒlədʒi / (say taw toluhjee) noun (plural tautologies) 1. needless repetition of an idea, especially in other words in the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as to descend down. 2. an instance of this. 3.… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • tautology — n. (pl. ies) 1 the saying of the same thing twice over in different words, esp. as a fault of style (e.g. arrived one after the other in succession). 2 a statement that is necessarily true. Derivatives: tautologic adj. tautological adj.… …   Useful english dictionary

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