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 for Pleonasm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pleonasm \Ple"o*nasm\,, n. [L. pleonasmus, Gr. ?, fr. ? to be
     more than enough, to abound, fr.?, neut. of ?, more, compar.
     of ? much. See Full, a., and cf. Poly-, Plus.] (Rhet.)
     Redundancy of language in speaking or writing; the use of
     more words than are necessary to express the idea; as, I saw
     it with my own eyes.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Redundancy of expression; tautology.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  PLEONASM, n.  An army of words escorting a corporal of thought.

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