enthymeme

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐνθύμημα (enthýmēma, thought, consideration), from ἐν (en, within, with) + θυμός (thymos, soul, life).

Noun[edit]

enthymeme (plural enthymemes)

  1. A by and large statement, a maxim, a less-than-100% argument.
  2. (logic) A syllogism with a required but unstated assumption.

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