polysyllogism

[ pol-ee-sil-uh-jiz-uh m ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Logic.

an argument made up of a chain of syllogisms, the conclusion of each being a premise of the one following, until the last one.

Nearby words

  1. polysulfide,
  2. polysulphide,
  3. polysuspensoid,
  4. polysyllabic,
  5. polysyllable,
  6. polysymbrachydactyly,
  7. polysynaptic,
  8. polysyndactyly,
  9. polysyndeton,
  10. polysynthesis

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

/ (ˌpɒlɪˈsɪləˌdʒɪzəm) /

noun

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