circulus in definiendo

noun
circulus in de·​fin·​i·​en·​do | \ -ˌində̇ˌfinēˈen(ˌ)dō \

Definition of circulus in definiendo

logic
: a vicious circle in definition

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“Circulus in definiendo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circulus%20in%20definiendo. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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