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Tautology - Glossary of Terms


Tautology

Tautology is the needless repetition of a single concept.

Examples:

At that moment in time, the stars... (It's always a moment in time.)

A so-called "clean" surface. (If the quotation marks are used to show that the surface is not clean, then there is no need for the "so-called".)
 
The man who used to live next door is a single bachelor. [show me an example of tautology]
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