syllogism

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From Old French silogisme ‎(syllogism), from Latin syllogismus, from Ancient Greek συλλογισμός ‎(sullogismós, inference, conclusion).

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syllogism ‎(plural syllogisms)

  1. (logic) An inference in which one proposition (the conclusion) follows necessarily from two other propositions, known as the premises.
    • "All humans are mortal. You are a human. Therefore you will die" is a syllogism.
  2. (obsolete) A trick, artifice.
    • "All syllogisms have three parts; therefore this is not a syllogism."

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syllogism c

  1. a syllogism

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