tautology


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tautology

noun battology, duplication, loquacity, pleonasm, profuseness, redundancy, repetition, surfeit, verbiage, verbosity
See also: redundancy
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It might seem like a tautology, but Richie Hawtin is a true techno modernist.
Such reality is profoundly marked by motion picture camera, as a reality of reality, a 'true' tautology deep to its last nuances (and of course, it is difficult to see such nuances).
The River Meander, which sounds as though it's a tautology but isn't, seems to occupy two spaces: those of geographical reality and classical antiquity.
In the tradition of Paulo Freire, the influential theorist of critical pedagogy, Baldacchino (dean, School of Art & Design at University College, Falmouth, UK) presents an analysis of art as an entree to discussing philosophical/political issues of modernity that goes beyond the tautology of "is it art?
Does anyone actually believe the absurd tautology that the poor remain poor because successful Americans prosper?
In this paper, we introduce a framework called Runtime Monitoring Framework that is used by our technique to handle tautology based SQLIAs.
To illustrate this extremity, Wittgenstein calls to mind the simple tautology "It is raining or not raining.
Five decided that a dreadful Steven Seagal film (there's tautology for you) was more important.
Accordingly, the contradictory of L is not 'L is not false' but 'L is not false or L is not true', which is not self-referential, and is indeed a tautology --for it is the contradictory of a contradiction.
For idealists, of course, these sordid manifestations might not qualify as "love" in the first place, but restricting them from our definition leaves us with either crude tautology (only ideal love is real love) or infinite regress (love is not obsession, not sentimentality, not insidiousness.
In other words, a process of thought that delivers a tautology delivers not a useful but a useless truth.
The 1948 war was a war--which is a tautology, but tautologies have the advantage of being true.