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syllogistic

[sil-uh-jis-tik]
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adjective Also syl·lo·gis·ti·cal.
  1. of or relating to a syllogism.
  2. like or consisting of syllogisms.
noun
  1. the part of logic that deals with syllogisms.
  2. syllogistic reasoning.

Origin of syllogistic

1660–70; < Latin syllogisticus < Greek syllogistikós, equivalent to syllogist(ós), verbid of syllogízesthai (see syllogize) + -ikos -ic
Related formssyl·lo·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·syl·lo·gis·tic, noun, adjectivenon·syl·lo·gis·ti·cal, adjectivenon·syl·lo·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·syl·lo·gis·tic, adjectiveun·syl·lo·gis·ti·cal, adjectiveun·syl·lo·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for syllogistic

Historical Examples

  • In the syllogistic system he found only subtlety and arid ingenuity.

    Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

    Johan Huizinga

  • Syllogistic reasoning "proceeds from generals to particulars."

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy

    Benjamin Franklin Cocker

  • The syllogistic is then naturally absent from St. John's Epistles.

  • But without one universal premiss at least, there can be no syllogistic proof.

    Aristotle

    George Grote

  • It is even said that all the doctrines of Deductive or Syllogistic Logic may be educed from them.


British Dictionary definitions for syllogistic

syllogistic

adjective Also: syllogistical
  1. of, relating to or consisting of syllogisms
noun (often plural)
  1. the branch of logic concerned with syllogisms
  2. reasoning by means of syllogisms
Derived Formssyllogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for syllogistic

adj.

1660s, from Latin syllogisticus or directly from Greek syllogistikos, from syllogizesthai (see syllogism).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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