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syllogistic

[sil-uh-jis-tik] /ˌsɪl əˈdʒɪs tɪk/
adjective, Also, syllogistical
1.
of or relating to a syllogism.
2.
like or consisting of syllogisms.
noun
3.
the part of logic that deals with syllogisms.
4.
syllogistic reasoning.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; < Latin syllogisticus < Greek syllogistikós, equivalent to syllogist(ós), verbid of syllogízesthai (see syllogize) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
syllogistically, adverb
nonsyllogistic, noun, adjective
nonsyllogistical, adjective
nonsyllogistically, adverb
unsyllogistic, adjective
unsyllogistical, adjective
unsyllogistically, adverb
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Examples from the web for syllogistic
  • Developer does not provide any legal authority for its syllogistic argument.
  • Although that conclusion might have some syllogistic appeal, it fails to account for other possibilities.
British Dictionary definitions for syllogistic

syllogistic

/ˌsɪləˈdʒɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of, relating to or consisting of syllogisms
noun (often pl)
2.
the branch of logic concerned with syllogisms
3.
reasoning by means of syllogisms
Derived Forms
syllogistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for syllogistic
adj.

1660s, from Latin syllogisticus or directly from Greek syllogistikos, from syllogizesthai (see syllogism).

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