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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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m] - r) is just a substitution for the expected excess rate of return on assets, R - r, it appears that CAPM is a tautology and mathematically invalid as an asset pricing model.
On a philosophic basis, the implications found here lie from the followings: space and tautology (duplicating reality) items.
But his elliptical paraphrase is equivalent to the original tautology.
Great big new taxoring, repetitive and redundant, Tony Abbott's slogan was the tautology of 2010.
Diseases of Volition: Nostalgia, Tautology, and Reading
To anyone who pays attention to animal rights, this is a tautology.
Anyway, welcome back Colin, who wrote: "I'm always amused when I spot examples of tautology.
Moreover, to the extent that America is a society hostile to unions, discovering that workers are reluctant to join them is nothing more than stating a tautology.
But this seems to contradict his own claim that (2) is "a tautology quite independently of the conceptual connection between 'bachelor' and 'unmarried'" (p.
It's not rocket science - the way people speak today is enough to get traditionalists fuming, from idiotic idioms to terrible tautology, according to a new book.
ANSWERS: 1 Widdecombe Fair; 2 The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico and Harpo); 3 Royal Deeside; 4 Spain; 5 Chinatown; 6 East Pakistan; 7 Yellow; 8 Mike Gatting; 9 Nadir; 10 Tautology.