tautology

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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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In contrast with its somewhat fuzzy literary meaning, in logic a tautological statement consists of one that we cannot deny without inconsistency.
He's established an outer-space frame of reference, populated by distant planets, stars, and gnomic, often tautological statements of wisdom (THE VAST SPACE OF YOUR OWN MIND IS INSIDE THE VAST SPACE OF YOUR OWN LIFE, as an example).
If 'expressions' are part of the logical form of a statement, seemingly tautological statements can be informative: ([Paderewski.