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Subject:RE: In love with a word From:"Martinek, Carla" <CMartinek -at- zebra -dot- com> To:"List,Techwriter" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Wed, 4 Jan 2006 12:51:25 -0600
A recent contractor constantly used the word "tautology" in all of his
More than one person here asked me what it meant. :-)
tau*tol*o*gy n. pl. tau*tol*o*gies
1. a. Needless repetition of the same sense in different words;
b. An instance of such repetition.
2. Logic. An empty or vacuous statement composed of simpler statements
in a fashion that makes it logically true whether the simpler statements
are factually true or false; for example, the statement "Either it will
rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow."
cmartinek -at- zebra -dot- com
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