polysyllogism

[pol-ee-sil-uh-jiz-uh m]

Origin of polysyllogism

First recorded in 1830–40; poly- + syllogism
Related formspol·y·syl·lo·gis·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for poly-syllogism

polysyllogism

noun
  1. a chain of syllogisms in which the conclusion of one syllogism serves as a premise for the next
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