Definition of circularity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

circularity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɜːkjəˈlærəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɜːrkjəˈlærəti//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the fact of an argument or a theory using an idea or a statement to prove something which is then used to prove the idea or statement at the beginning There is a dangerous circularity about this argument.