Simple Definition of tautology
: a statement in which you repeat a word, idea, etc., in a way that is not necessary
Full Definition of tautologyplural
1a : needless repetition of an idea, statement, or wordb : an instance of tautology
2 : a tautologous statement
Examples of tautology in a sentence
“A beginner who has just started” is a tautology.
Origin and Etymology of tautology
Late Latin tautologia, from Greek, from tautologos
First Known Use: 1574
Rhymes with tautology
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