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addaword.gifdefinition of trilemma

noun
a trilemma is like a dilemma but is even more difficult due to the many issues involved in making a decision.
With the current difficulties in getting the banks to start lending, people to start buying houses and the low inflation rate, the Chancellor is facing a real trilemma.
Submitted by: Canuck1 from United Kingdom on 24/03/2009 15:28:00
Definition of trilemma from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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