syllogism

Part of speech: noun

The logical form of reasoning, in which two promises lead necessarily to a conclusion.

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Usage examples "syllogism":

  1. Therefore- The syllogism may he imperfectly stated, but the conclusion is sound. - "The Desire of the Moth; and The Come On", Eugene Manlove Rhodes.
  2. We knew the syllogism was the conclusion, the Sunday punch. - "The Kenzie Report", Mark Clifton.
  3. Name the figured mood into which each syllogism falls. - "Deductive Logic", St. George Stock.