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prosyllogism

[proh-sil-uh-jiz-uh m] /proʊˈsɪl əˌdʒɪz əm/
noun, Logic.
1.
a syllogism the conclusion of which is used as a premise of another syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the last.
Compare episyllogism.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; < Medieval Latin prosyllogismus < Greek prosyllogismós. See pro-2, syllogism
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