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Antonym vs. Tautology — What's the Difference?

Antonym vs. Tautology — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Antonym and Tautology

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Antonym

A word having a meaning opposite to that of another word
The word "wet" is an antonym of the word "dry.".
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

The saying of the same thing twice over in different words, generally considered to be a fault of style (e.g. they arrived one after the other in succession).
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Antonym

(semantics) A word which has the opposite meaning of another word.
“rich” is an antonym of “poor”; “full” is an antonym of “empty”
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy.
Sep 15, 2019

Antonym

A word that describes one end of a scale, while its opposite describes the other end, such as large versus small; a gradable antonym.
Sep 15, 2019
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Tautology

An instance of such repetition.
Sep 15, 2019

Antonym

A word of opposite meaning; a counterterm; - used as a correlative of synonym.
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

(Logic) A statement composed of simpler statements in such a way that it is logically true whether the simpler statements are factually true or false; for example, the statement Either it will rain tomorrow or it will not rain tomorrow.
Sep 15, 2019

Antonym

Two words that express opposing concepts;
To him the opposite of gay was depressed
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Tautology

(uncountable) Redundant use of words, a pleonasm, an unnecessary and tedious repetition.
It is tautology to say, "Forward Planning".
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Tautology

(countable) An expression that features tautology.
The expression "raze to the ground" is a tautology, since the word "raze" includes the notion "to the ground".
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

A statement that is true for all truth values of its propositional variables.
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Tautology

A statement that is true for all truth values of its Boolean atoms.
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

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. Addison.
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

(logic) a statement that is necessarily true;
The statement `he is brave or he is not brave' is a tautology
Sep 15, 2019

Tautology

Useless repetition;
To say that something is `adequate enough' is a tautology
Sep 15, 2019

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