vicious circle


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vicious circle

1. Logic
a. a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is inferred from premises the truth of which cannot be established independently of that conclusion
b. an explanation given in terms that cannot be understood independently of that which was to be explained
c. a situation in which some statement is shown to entail its negation and vice versa, as this statement is false is true only if false and false only if true
2. Med a condition in which one disease or disorder causes another, which in turn aggravates the first condition
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The book is an excellent resource for students with its informative portrayal of the vicious circle principle and other principles that underlie the evolution of the human race and perhaps its eventual downfall.
This is a vicious circle which ends up punishing those regions which are losing people by giving them less help to do anything about it.
Although the deal included half of the prize money, Vicious Circle looks a cracking hurdler in the making.
The concept of the vicious circle shown in Figure 2 can be used to further explain the relationship between the accelerating dynamics of business environments, shorter strategy life cycles and knowledge development.
Spreading the FICO payments over a large deposit base would avoid the vicious circle of shrinkage, perverse incentives and record-high premium rates," he said.
That would help to break this vicious circle - though at the expense of some individual rights.
A full account of the group is found in Tales of a Wayward Inn (1938), by Frank Case, the hotel's able and genial proprietor, and in The Vicious Circle (1951), by his daughter, Margaret Case Harriman.
BULLYING is a vicious circle in which the tormented go on to browbeat their own children, who then persecute others.
This dramatic saga will last long, given the final goal of Macedonia to remain inside the vicious circle called EU and NATO.
It is a vicious circle problem and you can only deal with that calmly and by dominating your nerves," said Wenger.
We are looking at a vicious circle and one that seriously threatens the sport we love.