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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tautological mean? 

TAUTOLOGICAL (adjective)
  The adjective TAUTOLOGICAL has 1 sense:

1. repetition of same sense in different words

  Familiarity information: TAUTOLOGICAL used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

TAUTOLOGICAL (adjective)

Sense 1tautological [BACK TO TOP]


Repetition of same sense in different words


pleonastic; tautologic; tautological; redundant

Context examples:

'a true fact' and 'a free gift' are pleonastic expressions / the phrase 'a beginner who has just started' is tautological / at the risk of being redundant I return to my original proposition


prolix (tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length)

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