- the part of logic that deals with syllogisms.
- syllogistic reasoning.
Origin of syllogistic
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Examples from the Web for syllogistic
In the syllogistic system he found only subtlety and arid ingenuity.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
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.Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. John
But without one universal premiss at least, there can be no syllogistic proof.Aristotle
It is even said that all the doctrines of Deductive or Syllogistic Logic may be educed from them.Logic, Inductive and Deductive
- of, relating to or consisting of syllogisms
- the branch of logic concerned with syllogisms
- reasoning by means of syllogisms
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Word Origin and History for syllogistic
1660s, from Latin syllogisticus or directly from Greek syllogistikos, from syllogizesthai (see syllogism).
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