Meaning of PLEONASM in English

PLEONASM

[ple.o.nasm] n [LL pleonasmus, fr. Gk pleonasmos, fr. pleonazein to be excessive, fr. pleion, pleon more--more at plus] (1610) 1: the use of more words than those necessary to denote mere sense (as in the man he said): redundancy

2: an instance or example of pleonasm -- ple.o.nas.tic adj -- ple.o.nas.ti.cal.ly adv

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