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Syllogism Meaning in Context from 601 Words

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/ˈsɪl.ə.dʒɪ.zəm/ (noun)

Syllogism meaning

a logical argument that involves 3 prepositions concluded based on deductive reasoning, deduction


A syllogism is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two propositions that are asserted or assumed to be true.

In its earliest form (defined by Aristotle in his 350 BCE book Prior Analytics), a syllogism arises when two true premises (propositions or statements) validly imply a conclusion, or the main point that the argument aims to get across. For example, knowing that all men are mortal (major premise) and that Socrates is a man (minor premise), we may validly conclude that Socrates is mortal. Syllogistic arguments are usually represented in a three-line form.

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Parts of speech

Adjective: syllogistic

Adverb: syllogistically

Verb: syllogize

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