antilogism

[ an-til-uh-jiz-uh m ]
/ ænˈtɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Logic.

a group of three inconsistent propositions, two of which are premises of a syllogism that contradict the third.

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Origin of antilogism

1900–05; < Late Greek antilogismós, equivalent to anti- anti- + logismós calculation, derivative of logízesthai to calculate, derivative of lógos reckoning

OTHER WORDS FROM antilogism

an·til·o·gis·tic, adjectivean·til·o·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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