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circular

Logic (of arguments) futile because the truth of the premises cannot be established independently of the conclusion
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Circular

 

an order issued by a state organ or public body or a clarification of the procedure for applying an act. A circular is distributed to subordinate institutions and organizations and generally deals with one or more problems of an official nature. Until 1936, in the USSR a circular was an official act promulgated by the head of a people’s commissariat.

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