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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.
  1. (obsolete) A trick, artifice.

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syllogism c

  1. a syllogism

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