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English definition of “syllogism”

syllogism

noun [C] uk   /ˈsɪl.ə.dʒɪ.zəm/ specialized us  
(in philosophy) a process of logic in which two general statements lead to a more particular statementConcluding and deducingPhilosophy
syllogistic
adjective uk   /ˌsɪl.əˈdʒɪs.tɪk/ us  
(Definition of syllogism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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