One form of enthymeme is so common in modern rhetoric as to deserve a distinctive name.
The enthymeme is a syllogism from Probabilities or Signs;77 the two being not exactly the same.
There is a certain variety in the use of the word enthymeme among logicians.
Who ever reasoned better for having been taught the difference between a syllogism and an enthymeme?
The enthymeme is a rhetorical syllogism, usually with the conclusion or either premise unexpressed.
But if the evidence be deductive, it will probably consist of an enthymeme, or of several enthymemes one depending on another.
In the bald, simple forms here set down, the syllogism and enthymeme are hardly suited to delivery in speeches.
In an enthymeme, great care 132 should be taken with the suppressed premise.
It is a common way of hiding a weak point to cover it in the suppressed premise of an enthymeme.
Aristotle used enthymeme in the wider sense of an elliptically expressed argument.