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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 of syllogistic
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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Historical Examples
  • In fact it involved a situation which, syllogistically, comprised more than one dilemma.

    The Making of Arguments J. H. Gardiner
  • The first involves the giving; that is, rationally and syllogistically considered, what ye ought to do.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for syllogistically

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 syllogistically

syllogistic

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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