Friday, April 17, 2009

word a day#7

tautology |tôˈtäləjē|noun ( pl. -gies)the saying of the same thing twice in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g., they arrived one after the other in succession).a phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words.Logic a statement that is true by necessity or by virtue of its logical form.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: via late Latin from Greek, from tautologos ‘repeating what has been said,’ from tauto- ‘same’ + -logos (see -logy ).

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