Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Pleonasm (Page: 1099)
Ple"o*nasm, () n.
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PLE''ONASM, n. [L. pleonasmus; Gr. full, more, L. pleo, in impleo, to fill.] Redundancy of words in speaking or writing; the use of more words to express ideas, than are necessary. This may be justifiable when we intend to present thoughts with particular perspicuity or force.