from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A situation in which the apparent solution of one problem in a chain of circumstances creates a new problem and increases the difficulty of solving the original problem.
- noun A condition in which a disorder or disease gives rise to another that subsequently affects the first.
- noun Logic A fallacy in reasoning in which the premise is used to prove the conclusion, and the conclusion used to prove the premise.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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- noun A
situationin which the solutionto one problem createsa chainof problems, each making it more difficultto solve the originalone.
- noun logic A
fallacyin which the premiseis used to provea conclusionwhich is then used to prove the premise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun one trouble leads to another that aggravates the first
- noun an argument that assumes that which is to be proved
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Translation of New Latin circulus vitiōsus, circular argument : Medieval Latin circulus, circular argument + Latin vitiōsus, flawed, faulty.]
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