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enthymeme

[en-thuh-meem] /ˈɛn θəˌmim/
noun, Logic.
1.
a syllogism or other argument in which a premise or the conclusion is unexpressed.
Origin of enthymeme
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin enthȳmēma < Greek enthȳ́mēma thought, argument, equivalent to enthȳmē-, variant stem of enthȳmeîsthai to ponder (en- en-2 + -thȳmeîsthai verbal derivative of thȳmós spirit, thought) + -ma noun suffix of result
Related forms
enthymematic
[en-thuh-mee-mat-ik] /ˌɛn θə miˈmæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for enthymeme

enthymeme

/ˈɛnθɪˌmiːm/
noun (logic)
1.
an incomplete syllogism, in which one or more premises are unexpressed as their truth is considered to be self-evident
2.
any argument some of whose premises are omitted as obvious
Derived Forms
enthymematic, enthymematical, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Latin from Greek enthumēma, from enthumeisthai to infer (literally: to have in the mind), from en-² + thumos mind
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Word Origin and History for enthymeme
n.

"a syllogism in which one premise is omitted," 1580s, from Latin enthymema, from Greek enthymema "thought, argument," from enthymesthai "to think, consider," literally "to keep in mind, take to heart," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + thymos "mind" (see fume (n.)).

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