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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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Then, he proceeds to point out the flaws in that work (as he interpreted it), attempting to show that (i) it is tautological and (ii) it can only reinforce a given moral system.
Her work is never tautological; the artist has granted agency and image-generating prerogative to users, objects, and life.
The author cites the article as representative of academic research that is of little use to practitioners, but that is where his tautological (and flawed) reasoning appears.
Many other homilies Yadin-Israel brands as vacuous, tautological, or meaningless turn out not to be so.
Over the past 40 years he has been systematically engaged with the notion of representation and tautological paintings.
"Isn't the phrase 'LED lights' tautological?" I asked.
to intuitionistic set (set incompletely known), paraconsistent set, dialetheist set, faillibilist set (each element has a percentage of indeterminacy), paradoxist set (an element may belong and may not belong in the same time to the set), pseudoparadoxist set, and tautological set respectively.
Habitus is tautological if proposed as an explanation of behaviour, but it is productive as an opening to questioning behaviour.
Sadly for the heir to the Congress throne, his maiden foray was a virtual disaster, with his wooden countenance and tautological replies projecting him in poor light.
* It is what it is--The very definition of "tautological."
Lessing argues that the propositions of the Old Testament are pseudopropositions, or why they do not resemble the significant propositions of natural science but the tautological propositions of mathematics and of logic.
Of course, there's a correlation--and a tautological fallacy.