trilemma

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Etymology[edit]

Modelled on dilemma, replacing di-, two with tri-, three

Noun[edit]

trilemma (plural trilemmas)

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  1. A circumstance in which a choice must be made between three options that seem equally undesirable.
  2. (logic) A syllogism containing three alternatives that each infer the same conclusion.

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