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
(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,
(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.