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tautologous

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adjective tau·tol·o·gous \tȯ-ˈtä-lə-gəs\

Definition of tautologous

  1. 1 :  involving or containing rhetorical tautology :  redundant

  2. 2 :  true by virtue of its logical form alone

tautologously adverb


Origin of tautologous

Greek tautologos, from taut- + legein to say — more at legend


First Known Use: 1714

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