Examples from the Web for syllogism
I thought I would be protected by historical precision, reputation, syllogism and sincerity.
In the syllogism already given, 'Every man is mortal' is the major premiss; 'Socrates is a man' is the minor premiss.
The result of this process is an argument expressed in what is called a Syllogism.The Art of Logical Thinking|William Walker Atkinson
In every syllogism is first a fundamental proposition; secondly, another deduced from it; and, thirdly, the consequence.
British Dictionary definitions for syllogism
Word Origin for syllogism
Word Origin and History for syllogism
late 14c., from Old French silogisme "a syllogism," from Latin syllogismus, from Greek syllogismos "a syllogism," originally "inference, conclusion, computation, calculation," from syllogizesthai "bring together, premise, conclude," literally "think together," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + logizesthai "to reason, count," from logos "a reckoning, reason" (see logos).