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syllogism

syl·lo·gism

syllogism

 
pronunciation:
sI l jih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in logic, a type of deductive reasoning based on a major and a minor premise, whose conclusion must be true if the two premises are true.
definition 2: the extension of general truths to specific cases; deductive reasoning.
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