Definition of Vicious circle

1. Noun. One trouble leads to another that aggravates the first.

Exact synonyms: Vicious Cycle
Generic synonyms: Positive Feedback, Regeneration



2. Noun. An argument that assumes that which is to be proved.
Generic synonyms: Specious Argument

Definition of Vicious circle

1. Noun. A situation in which the solution to one problem creates a chain of problems, each making it more difficult to solve the original one. ¹

2. Noun. (logic) A fallacy in which the premise is used to prove a conclusion which is then used to prove the premise. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Vicious circle

1. The mutually accelerating action of two independent diseases or phenomena, or of a primary and secondary affection, the passage of food, after a gastroenterostomy, from the artificial opening through the intestinal loop by antiperistaltic action and back into the stomach again by the pyloric orifice, or the reverse. (05 Mar 2000)

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