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virtuous circle


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)


  • As neighborhoods became safer, MacFarland poured Commander’s Emergency Response Program CERP funds into projects such as building schools, and a virtuous circle of rising security brought more jobs and reconstruction to Ramadi.

    The Longest War


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