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Topic: PHILOSOPHY

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: silogisme, from Latin, from Greek syllogismos, from syllogizesthai 'to argue by syllogisms', from syn- ( SYN-) + logizesthai 'to calculate'

syllogism

noun
     
syl‧lo‧gis‧m [countable] technical
RP a statement with three parts, the first two of which prove that the third part is true, for example 'all men will die, Socrates is a man, therefore Socrates will die'
syllogistic adjective
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