tautological

Something tautological is redundant and circular, especially when talking about logic. "Logical things are logical" is a tautological sentence.

We use the word tautological for statements that go in a circle, like this sentence: "A circle is circular." This is a logical problem, because it doesn't make sense to define something in terms of itself. If you don't know what a fish is, then "fish are fishy" means nothing. When you're trying to make a point, avoid tautological statements.

Definitions of tautological
  1. adjective
    characterized by unnecessary repetition
    “the phrase `a beginner who has just started' is tautological
    synonyms: pleonastic, redundant, tautologic
    prolix
    tediously prolonged or tending to speak or write at great length
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