syllogistic

[ sil-uh-jis-tik ]
/ ˌsɪl əˈdʒɪs tɪk /

adjective Also syl·lo·gis·ti·cal.

of or relating to a syllogism.
like or consisting of syllogisms.

noun

the part of logic that deals with syllogisms.
syllogistic reasoning.

Nearby words

  1. syllabus,
  2. syllepsis,
  3. sylleptic,
  4. syllogism,
  5. syllogist,
  6. syllogize,
  7. sylph,
  8. sylphid,
  9. sylva,
  10. sylva, carmen

Origin of syllogistic

1660–70; < Latin syllogisticus < Greek syllogistikós, equivalent to syllogist(ós), verbid of syllogízesthai (see syllogize) + -ikos -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for syllogistic

syllogistic

/ (ˌsɪləˈdʒɪstɪk) /

adjective Also: syllogistical

of, relating to or consisting of syllogisms

noun (often plural)

the branch of logic concerned with syllogisms
reasoning by means of syllogisms
Derived Formssyllogistically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for syllogistic

syllogistic

adj.

1660s, from Latin syllogisticus or directly from Greek syllogistikos, from syllogizesthai (see syllogism).

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