pleonasm definition

  • noun:
    • employing more terms than must show a concept; redundancy.
    • An instance of pleonasm.
    • A superfluous term or term.
    • Redundancy in wording.
    • A phrase concerning pleonasm, which, a phrase in which one or more words tend to be redundant because their meaning is expressed in other places within the term.
    • Redundancy of language in speaking or composing; the application of more terms than are essential to state the concept.
    • Redundancy of language; the application of more words than are essential to express a notion.
    • A redundant phrase or phrase; an example of redundancy of language.
    • In medicine, excess in quantity or dimensions.
    • utilizing even more words than required

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