[ ep-uh-sil-uh-jiz-uh m ]
/ ˌɛp əˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Logic.

a syllogism one of the premises of which is the conclusion of a preceding syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the first one.

Nearby words

  1. epistolize,
  2. epistolography,
  3. epistrophe,
  4. epistropheus,
  5. epistyle,
  6. epit.,
  7. epitaph,
  8. epitasis,
  9. epitaxial transistor,
  10. epitaxis

Compare polysyllogism.

Origin of episyllogism

From the New Latin word episyllogismus, dating back to 1855–60. See epi-, syllogism

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