antilogism

[an-til-uh-jiz-uh m]

noun Logic.

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

Nearby words

  1. antilochus,
  2. antilock,
  3. antilock brake,
  4. antilog,
  5. antilogarithm,
  6. antilogy,
  7. antilymphocyte serum,
  8. antilysin,
  9. antimacassar,
  10. antimachus

Origin of antilogism

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

Related formsan·til·o·gis·tic, adjectivean·til·o·gis·ti·cal·ly, adverb

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