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tautology

noun [C or U] uk   /tɔːˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /tɑːˈtɑː.lə-/
the unnecessary and usually unintentional use of two words to express one meaning
tautological
adjective uk   /ˌtɔː.təˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/  us   /ˌtɑː.t̬əˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
tautologically
adverb uk   /ˌtɔː.təˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/  us   /ˌtɑː.t̬əˈlɑː.dʒɪ-/
Translations of “tautology”
in Chinese (Traditional) 同義反覆, 冗詞,贅述…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同义反复, 冗词,赘述…
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