from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A condition in which a favorable circumstance or result gives rise to another that subsequently supports the first. Also called virtuous cycle.
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- n. A situation in which the solution to one problem makes each future problem easier to solve the original one.
Modeled on vicious circle.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)