Your sorites into complexity outdistanced the brevity that you sort of promised.
British Dictionary definitions for sorites
a polysyllogism in which the premises are arranged so that intermediate conclusions are omitted, being understood, and only the final conclusion is stated
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
soritical (sɒˈrɪtɪkəl), soritic, adjective
C16: via Latin from Greek sōreitēs, literally: heaped, from sōros a heap