From Old French silogisme (“syllogism”), from Latin syllogismus, from Ancient Greek συλλογισμός (syllogismos, “inference, conclusion”).
syllogism (plural syllogisms)
- (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.
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inference from premises