Language terms

syllogism
(n)
SILL-ǝ-jiz-ǝm
Meaning

a formal logical formula

1st Sample Sentence

The process of thought by which we normally reach our decisions and convictions is not a syllogism, but a mixture of rational and irrational thinking, of logic and emotion.

Root

syn (together)#legein (to gather, choose, speak) (Greek, cognate with Latin legere)

Mnemonics

a statement with three parts, the first two of which prove that the third part is true, for example 'all men will die, Socrates is a man, therefore Socrates will die'

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