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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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i] correspond to the ith Chern classes of the tautological and quotient bundles respectively.
Typically, assembled panellists each present their pet theory, suggesting as causes everything under the sun: absent fathers, national curriculum, poverty, Mrs Thatcher, soaps, and so on, usually falling back on the catch-all tautological explanation of 'culture'.
of Pennsylvania, US) find that at the current point in its intellectual evolution it remains "suspiciously protean" and note that the literature is characterized by definitional dilemmas and tautological explanations.
Sound and rigorous research is now needed instead of invoking stereotypes and political ideologies: "The scientifically unsupported and tautological beliefs of profeminist advocates have resulted in substituting advocacy for science" (Cavanaugh & Gelles, 2005, p.
It had a cobbled-together, tautological, dare I say, Rovian aroma to it.
It is a self-enclosed, tautological 'theory' whose only holding is that when there are gaps in some area of scientific knowledge--in this case, evolution--they are to be filled by God.
He then introduces what he calls an "absolute/assertoric proposition" (qadiyya haqq), or as he explains elsewhere, "first premises, true and intelligible through immediate inference" (al-muqaddimat al-uwal al-haqqiyya al-macqula bi-la tawassut), or, again, "first premises, evident, true and immediately intelligible" (al-muqaddimat al-ula al-wadiha al-haqqiyya al-macqula bi-la tawassut); that is to say tautological propositions.
Further, the argument that workers who fight to protect their livelihood must be receiving rents and must be dissipating their rents because they fight to protect them becomes tautological at some point.
This shamefully tautological approach was finally reviewed last year, and this year was brought into line with the more stringent regulatory environmental regulations that exist in the US.
For the sake of variety, such adjectives are modified by tautological adverbs: addictively hummable, pleasantly hummable, fetchingly simple, playfully rhythmic, or plaintively modal.