[ sil-uh-jis-tik ]
/ ˌsɪl əˈdʒɪs tɪk /
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adjective Also syl·lo·gis·ti·cal.

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


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



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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

/ (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 forms of syllogistic

syllogistically, adverb
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