Online Encyclopedia

PLEONASM (Gr. srAeovaoµbs, from 1rXeo...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 836 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
PLEONASM (Gr. srAeovaoµbs, from 1rXeova?'ecv, to abound or be superfluous, irXiov, comparative of srolibs, many, great, large), redundancy or superfluity in speaking or writing, hence an unnecessary work or phrase. The word, more usually in the Latin form " pleonasmus," is used in pathology of an abnormal growth or formation.
End of Article: PLEONASM (Gr. srAeovaoµbs, from 1rXeova?'ecv, to abound or be superfluous, irXiov, comparative of srolibs, many, great, large)
[back]
PLEISTOCENE
[next]
PLESIOSAURUS

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.