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vicious circle

 
pronunciation:
vI shs suhr kl
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a situation in which the solution to a problem gives rise to another, which can be worse or may bring back the first with greater complications, thereby increasing the difficulty of solving any of them.
definition 2: in logic, an argument or definition that depends on the establishment of another one, which in turn can only be established by the first.