[plee-uh-naz-uh m] /ˈpli əˌnæz əm/
the use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy.
an instance of this, as free gift or true fact.
a redundant word or expression.
the use of more words than necessary or an instance of this, such as a tiny little child
a word or phrase that is superfluous
1778, with -ic + Greek pleonastos “abundant,” from pleonazein (see pleonasm). Related: Pleonastical (1650s).
“redundancy in words,” 1580s, from Late Latin pleonasmus, from Greek pleonasmos, from pleonazein “to be more than enough, to be superfluous,” in grammatical use, “to add superfluously,” from comb. form of pleon “more” (see pleio-).
pleonasm ple·o·nasm (plē’ə-nāz’əm)
An excess in the number or size of parts.
pleonosteosis ple·on·os·te·o·sis (plē’ŏn-ŏs’tē-ō’sĭs) n. Excessive ossification of bone.
[plee-uh-pod] /ˈpli əˌpɒd/ noun, Zoology. 1. a swimmeret. /ˈpliːəˌpɒd/ noun 1. another name for swimmeret pleopod (plē’ə-pŏd’) See swimmeret.
[plee-op-tiks] /pliˈɒp tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) Ophthalmology. 1. the practice of treating the vision defect amblyopia.
[plez-uh nt] /ˈplɛz ənt/ adjective 1. , agreeable, or enjoyable; giving : pleasant news. 2. (of persons, manners, disposition, etc.) socially acceptable or adept; polite; amiable; agreeable. 3. fair, as weather: a pleasant summer day. 4. Archaic. gay, sprightly, or merry. 5. Obsolete. jocular or facetious. /ˈplɛzənt/ adjective 1. giving or affording pleasure; enjoyable 2. […]