polysyllogism

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

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Origin of polysyllogism

First recorded in 1830–40; poly- + syllogism

OTHER WORDS FROM polysyllogism

pol·y·syl·lo·gis·tic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for polysyllogism

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

    Logic|Carveth Read

British Dictionary definitions for polysyllogism

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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