tautology


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(logic) a statement that is necessarily true

useless repetition

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On a philosophic basis, the implications found here lie from the followings: space and tautology (duplicating reality) items.
The results obtained were promising as the runtime monitor developed for the subject was able to handle all of the tautology based SQLIAs.
even attempts to defend himself against a contradiction (a statement that is "false" under all conditions) by producing its opposite: a tautology, in the form of a pro se legal brief in his general defense whose proclamation of innocence is instead "true" under all conditions:
The contradictory of a Liar cannot itself be a Liar, for a Liar is contradictory (on Bradwardine's account) and so its contradictory must be a tautology.
But his elliptical paraphrase is equivalent to the original tautology.
The first case swaps two suffixes, so is arguably also a tautology.
Great big new taxoring, repetitive and redundant, Tony Abbott's slogan was the tautology of 2010.
Diseases of Volition: Nostalgia, Tautology, and Reading
I have referred before to the tautology involved in the phrase "climate change".
According to this analysis, if the material implication from a sentence "p" to the sentence "q" is a tautology, then the fact q is a consequence of the fact p and the other way around.
Moreover, to the extent that America is a society hostile to unions, discovering that workers are reluctant to join them is nothing more than stating a tautology.
But then this principle would seem to be a mere tautology without empirical content, and so unfalsifiable.
It's not rocket science - the way people speak today is enough to get traditionalists fuming, from idiotic idioms to terrible tautology, according to a new book.
QUIZ OF THE DAY: 1 Widdecombe Fair; 2 The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico and Harpo); 3 Royal Deeside; 4 Spain; 5 Chinatown; 6 East Pakistan; 7 Yellow; 8 Mike Gatting; 9 Nadir; 10 Tautology.
ANSWERS: 1 Widdecombe Fair; 2 The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico and Harpo); 3 Royal Deeside; 4 Spain; 5 Chinatown; 6 East Pakistan; 7 Yellow; 8 Mike Gatting; 9 Nadir; 10 Tautology.