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episyllogism

[ ep-uh-sil-uh-jiz-uhm ]
/ ˌɛp əˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /
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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.
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Compare polysyllogism.

Origin of episyllogism

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