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)

Examples (argument supported by two premises)

All humans are mortal. You are a human. Therefore you will die.

  1. (logic) An argument whose conclusion is supported by two premises, of which one contains the term that is the predicate of the conclusion, and the other contains the term that is the subject of the conclusion; common to both premises is a term that is excluded from the conclusion.
  2. (obsolete) A trick, artifice; an extremely subtle, sophisticated, or deceptive argument.

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Noun[edit]

syllogism c

  1. a syllogism

Declension[edit]

Declension of syllogism 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative syllogism syllogismen syllogismer syllogismerna
Genitive syllogisms syllogismens syllogismers syllogismernas