episyllogism

episyllogism

[ep-uh-sil-uh-jiz-uhm]
noun Logic.
a syllogism one of the premises of which is the conclusion of a preceding syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the first one.
Compare polysyllogism.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin episyllogismus. See epi-, syllogism

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