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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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No index learning, no tourist's guide, no modish or tautologous postcolonial posturing here.
He then sought to define the process of generating purpose-built languages which would be accompanied by syntactical engines, inferential and permutational, for deriving uninterpreted tautologous expressions; these have turned out to have zero information content.
If we understand that regular is another word for regulated, the observation seems almost tautologous, since states monopolize the regulation of war and therefore any conflict involving a nonstate actor will necessarily fall outside of the regulated sphere of war.
We are once again faced with a formulation of knowability that is merely tautologous.
But this is tautologous and now stretches the consideration requirement into the realm of fiction and it is hardly surprising that in Gilbert Steel the Ontario Court of Appeal expected very clear evidence of intention to replace the old agreement and found, on the facts, nothing beyond replacement of the pricing term.
But it is an objective condition without a content-lack is the predicate of the verb "to lack" and becomes tautologous.
Such a reading would advocate care, when we read the tautologous formula Euthyphro is reduced to repeating by Socrates throughout the Euthyphro.
In 1962, for example, the Soviet delegation successfully argued that a special article on children's rights should be added to the UN Declaration of Universal Rights (1948), despite opposition from representatives of other states, including the United Kingdom, on the grounds that such an article was tautologous (children came under "all individuals" in any case).
The only defenses of the practice, rarely passionate, were from scholars who believed that to oppose footbinding was to attack Chinese traditional culture (see Bennett 1983, 144)--and the related and tautologous argument that unbinding women's feet would make them undesirable marriage candidates.
Given this form, it becomes tautologous to say that 'all' descriptions are cases of predications or attributions of the predicate y to the name x which stands for an object-thing-event in the extensional world.
Mighall, Ellis, Kilgour and others describe the triumph of psychoanalysis in Gothic criticism, and identify particular difficulties with this, not least that it is entirely possible to read psychoanalysis as Gothic in itself: indeed Robert Young goes so far as to argue that The Interpretation of Dreams is a Gothic novel itself, and therefore to use it to read a text like 'The Turn of the Screw' is tautologous.
As Polonius might have said, 'unctuous superfice' is a vile phrase, and isn't there something tautologous about 'hot equator'?