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

  Tautological \Tau`to*log"ic*al\, a. [Cf. F. tautologique.]
     Involving tautology; having the same signification; as,
     tautological expression. -- Tau`to*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
     [1913 Webster]
     Tautological echo, an echo that repeats the same sound or
        syllable many times.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: repetition of same sense in different words; "`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"- J.B.Conant [syn:
             pleonastic, redundant, tautologic, tautological]

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