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polysyllogism

[ pol-ee-sil-uh-jiz-uhm ]

noun

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


polysyllogism

/ ˌpɒlɪˈsɪləˌdʒɪzəm /

noun

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


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Other Words From

  • poly·syllo·gistic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of polysyllogism1

First recorded in 1830–40; poly- + syllogism

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Example Sentences

Two modes of abbreviating a Polysyllogism, are usually discussed, the Epicheirema and the Sorites.

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