infinite regression

/ɪnfənət rəˈgrɛʃən/ (say infuhnuht ruh'greshuhn)

noun
1. Also, infinite regress. a causal chain in which each cause itself requires a previous cause of exactly the same kind.
2. an infinite series of receding images, each one identical to the other, as that created in two parallel facing mirrors.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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