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Definition of pleonasm noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pleonasm

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈpliəˌnæzəm//
 
[uncountable, countable] (technology)
 
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the use of more words than are necessary to express a meaning. For example, “see with your eyes” is a pleonasm because the same meaning can be expressed using “see.”
NAmE//ˌpliəˈnæstɪk//
 
adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pleonasm