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    What does "circular" mean in the following context? A rough estimate or a rough guess?

    This makes the minimum price nearly impossible to calculate exactly.The calculation ends up being circular, and you can only work it out if ...

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    Re: circular

    I would say that it means that in order to calculate A, you need to know B but in order to calculate B, you need to know A. You go round in circles! That's why it's almost impossible to calculate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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