What does syllogism mean?

Definitions for syllogism
ˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əmsyl·lo·gism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. syllogism(noun)

    deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises

Wiktionary

  1. syllogism(Noun)

    An inference in which one proposition (the conclusion) follows necessarily from two other propositions, known as the premises.

    Etymology: From silogisme, from syllogismus, from συλλογισμός.

  2. syllogism(Noun)

    A trick, artifice.

    Etymology: From silogisme, from syllogismus, from συλλογισμός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syllogism(noun)

    the regular logical form of every argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, the conclusion. The conclusion necessarily follows from the premises; so that, if these are true, the conclusion must be true, and the argument amounts to demonstration

    Etymology: [OE. silogisme, OF. silogime, sillogisme, F. syllogisme, L. syllogismus, Gr. syllogismo`s a reckoning all together, a reasoning, syllogism, fr. syllogi`zesqai to reckon all together, to bring at once before the mind, to infer, conclude; sy`n with, together + logi`zesqai to reckon, to conclude by reasoning. See Syn-, and Logistic, Logic.]

Freebase

  1. Syllogism

    A syllogism is a kind of logical argument in which one proposition is inferred from two or more others of a specific form. In antiquity, two rival theories of the syllogism existed: Aristotelian syllogistic and Stoic syllogistic. Aristotle defines the syllogism as "a discourse in which certain things having been supposed, something different from the things supposed results of necessity because these things are so." Despite this very general definition, Aristotle limits himself to categorical syllogisms which consist of three categorical propositions in his work Prior Analytics. These included categorical modal syllogisms. From the Middle Ages onwards, "categorical syllogism" and "syllogism" were mostly used interchangeably, and the present article is concerned with this traditional use of "syllogism" only. The syllogism was at the core of traditional deductive reasoning, where facts are determined by combining existing statements, in contrast to inductive reasoning where facts are determined by repeated observations. Within academic contexts, the syllogism was superseded by first-order predicate logic following the work of Gottlob Frege, in particular his Begriffsschrift, but syllogisms remain useful in some circumstances, and for general-audience introductions to logic.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Syllogism

    sil′ō-jizm, n. logical form of every argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, which follows from them, the conclusion.—n. Syllogisā′tion.—v.i. Syll′ogise, to reason by syllogisms.—v.t. to deduce consequences from.—n. Syll′ogiser.—adjs. Syllogis′tic, -al, pertaining to a syllogism: in the form of a syllogism.—adv. Syllogis′tically. [Gr. syllogismossyllogizesthaisyn, together, logizesthai, to reckon—logos, speech.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Syllogism

    an argument consisting of three propositions, of which two are called premises, major and minor, and the one that necessarily follows from them the conclusion.

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How to say syllogism in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllogism in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of syllogism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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