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paralogism

[puh-ral-uh-jiz-uh m] /pəˈræl əˌdʒɪz əm/
noun, Logic.
1.
argument violating principles of valid reasoning.
2.
a conclusion reached through such argument.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Latin paralogismus < Greek paralogismós. See para-1, logo-, -ism
Related forms
paralogist, noun
paralogistic, adjective
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paralogism

/pəˈræləˌdʒɪzəm/
noun
1.
(logic, psychol) an argument that is unintentionally invalid Compare sophism
2.
any invalid argument or conclusion
Derived Forms
paralogist, noun
paralogistic, adjective
Word Origin
C16: via Late Latin from Greek paralogismos, from paralogizesthai to argue fallaciously, from para-1 + -logizesthai, ultimately from logos word
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