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tautology

TAUTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. the same, and word or expression.]

A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of a thing in different words or phrases; or a representation of any thing as the cause, condition of consequence of itself, as in the following lines.

The dawn in overcast, the morning low'rs,

And heavily in clouds brings on the day.



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TAUTOL'OGY, n. [Gr. the same, and word or expression.]

A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of a thing in different words or phrases; or a representation of any thing as the cause, condition of consequence of itself, as in the following lines.

The dawn in overcast, the morning low'rs,

And heavily in clouds brings on the day.

TAU-TOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. ταυτολογια; ταυτος, the same, and λογος, word or expression.]

A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of a thing in different words or phrases; or a representation of any thing as the cause, condition or consequence of itself, as in the following lines. Cyc. The dawn is overcast, the morning low'rs, / And heavily in clouds brings on the day. Addison.


Tau*tol"o*gy
  1. A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following lines: --

    The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,
    And heavily in clouds brings on the day.
    Addison.

    Syn. -- Repetition. -- Tautology, Repetition. There may be frequent repetitions (as in legal instruments) which are warranted either by necessity or convenience; but tautology is always a fault, being a sameness of expression which adds nothing to the sense or the sound.

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Tautology

TAUTOL'OGY, noun [Gr. the same, and word or expression.]

A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of a thing in different words or phrases; or a representation of any thing as the cause, condition of consequence of itself, as in the following lines.

The dawn in overcast, the morning low'rs,

And heavily in clouds brings on the day.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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TRIT'URATE, v.t. [L. trituro, from tritus, tero, to wear.] To rub or grind to a very fine powder, and properly to a finer powder than that made by pulverization.

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