sorites

[saw-rahy-teez, soh-]
noun Logic.
a form of argument having several premises and one conclusion, capable of being resolved into a chain of syllogisms, the conclusion of each of which is a premise of the next.

Origin:
1545–55; < Latin sōrītēs < Greek sōreítēs literally, heaped, piled up, derivative of sōrós a heap

soritical [saw-rit-i-kuhl, soh-] , soritic, adjective
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sorites (sɒˈraɪtiːz)
 
n
logic
 a.  a polysyllogism in which the premises are arranged so that intermediate conclusions are omitted, being understood, and only the final conclusion is stated
 b.  a paradox of the form: these few grains of sand do not constitute a heap, and the addition of a single grain never makes what is not yet a heap into a heap: so no matter how many single grains one adds it never becomes a heap
 
[C16: via Latin from Greek sōreitēs, literally: heaped, from sōros a heap]
 
soritical
 
adj
 
so'ritic
 
adj

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Your sorites into complexity outdistanced the brevity that you sort of promised.
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