prosyllogism

[ proh-sil-uh-jiz-uh m ]
/ proʊˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm /

noun Logic.

a syllogism the conclusion of which is used as a premise of another syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the last.

Nearby words

  1. prostration,
  2. prostrative,
  3. prostyle,
  4. prosumer,
  5. prosy,
  6. prot,
  7. prot-,
  8. prot.,
  9. protactinium,
  10. protagonist

Compare episyllogism.

Origin of prosyllogism

1575–85; < Medieval Latin prosyllogismus < Greek prosyllogismós. See pro-2, syllogism

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