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- (logic) The result of replacing parts of an argument with letters, leaving only logic words such as "if" and "for all" unreplaced.
- Original argument:
- All humans are mortal.
- Socrates is human.
- Therefore, Socrates is mortal.
- Argument form:
- All S are P.
- a is S.
- Therefore, a is P.
- See also Wikisaurus:argument form