Word of the Day – July 29 – Syllogism

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Noun: Syllogism (SIL-uh-jiz-um)

Definition:

1. A deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion.

2. A subtle, specious, or crafty argument.

3. Deductive reasoning.

Sample sentence: Kelly could not prove it, but she suspected that her opponent’s argument was a sneaky syllogism based on dubious “facts.”

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