Tauto definition

tôtō, tôtə
Tauto is defined as the same.

An example of tauto used as a prefix is the word tautologous, meaning repeating the same thing.

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Same; identical.

Tautomerism.

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The same.

Tautology.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of tauto - taut

Origin of tauto

  • Gr < tauto < to auto, the same

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Greek from tauto the same contraction of to auto to the to- in Indo-European roots auto neuter of autos same, self

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition