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Meaning of PLEONASM

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  using more words than necessary; "a tiny little child"
 

PLEONASM is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: verboseness, verbosity

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

Redundancy of expression; tautology.

 

 

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