tautologous


tau·tol·o·gous

adjective \t-ˈtä-lə-gəs\

Definition of TAUTOLOGOUS

1
:  involving or containing rhetorical tautology :  redundant
2
:  true by virtue of its logical form alone
tau·tol·o·gous·ly adverb

Origin of TAUTOLOGOUS

Greek tautologos, from taut- + legein to say — more at legend
First Known Use: 1714

Other Grammar and Linguistics Terms

ablaut, allusion, anacoluthon, diacritic, gerund, idiom, infinitive, metaphor, semiotics, simile

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