Tautological echo, an echo that repeats the same sound or syllable many times.

(Tau*tol"o*gist) n. One who uses tautological words or phrases.

(Tau*tol"o*gize) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Tautologized ; p. pr. & vb. n. Tautologizing ] To repeat the same thing in different words.

(Tau*tol"o*gous) a. [Gr. for the same + to speak.] Repeating the same thing in different words; tautological. [R.] Tooke.

(Tau*tol"o*gy) n. [L. tautologia, Gr. : cf. F. tautologie.] (Rhet.) A repetition of the same meaning in different words; needless repetition of an idea in different words or phrases; a representation of anything as the cause, condition, or consequence of itself, as in the following lines: —

The dawn is overcast, the morning lowers,
And heavily in clouds brings on the day.

Syn. — Repetition. — Tautology, Repetition. There may be frequent repetitions (as in legal instruments) which are warranted either by necessity or convenience; but tautology is always a fault, being a sameness of expression which adds nothing to the sense or the sound.

(Tau`to*mer"ic) a. (Chem.) Relating to, or characterized by, tautomerism.

(Tau*tom"er*ism) n. [Gr. for the same + part.] (Chem.) The condition, quality, or relation of metameric substances, or their respective derivatives, which are more or less interchangeable, according as one form or the other is the more stable. It is a special case of metamerism; thus, the lactam and the lactim compounds exhibit tautomerism.

(Tau`to*ou"si*an Tau`to*ou"si*ous) a. [Gr. for the same + being, essence.] Having the same essence; being identically of the same nature. [R.] Cudworth.

(Tau`to*phon"ic*al) a. Pertaining to, or characterized by, tautophony; repeating the same sound.

(Tau*toph"o*ny) n. [Gr. for the same + voice.] Repetition of the same sound.

(Tau`to*zon"al) a. [Gr. for the same + E. zonal.] (Crystallog.) Belonging to the same zone; as, tautozonal planes.

(Tav"ern) n. [OE. taverne, F. taverne, from L. taberna a hut, booth, tavern. Cf. Table, Tabernacle.] A public house where travelers and other transient guests are accomodated with rooms and meals; an inn; a hotel; especially, in modern times, a public house licensed to sell liquor in small quantities.

(Tav"ern*er) n. [F. tavernier, L. tabernarius.] One who keeps a tavern. Chaucer. Camden.

(Tav"ern*ing), n. A feasting at taverns. [Obs.] "The misrule of our tavernings." Bp. Hall.

(Tav"ern*man) n.; pl. Tavernmen The keeper of a tavern; also, a tippler. [Obs.]

(Taw) n. Tow. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Taw), v. t. [Cf. Tew to tow, Tow, v. t.] To push; to tug; to tow. [Obs.] Drayton.

(Tau`to*log"ic) a. 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.

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