In grammar, a tautology is an unnecessary repetition of meaning, using multiple words to effectively say the same thing

In grammar, a tautology is an unnecessary repetition of meaning, using multiple words to effectively say the same thing (often originally from different languages). “Close proximity” is an example of a tautology. If a part of the meaning is repeated in such a way that it appears as unintentional, or clumsy, then it may be described as tautological. 

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