Word of the Day – July 29 – Syllogism

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    Noun: Syllogism (SIL-uh-jiz-um)

    Definition:

    1. A deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion.

    2. A subtle, specious, or crafty argument.

    3. Deductive reasoning.

    Sample sentence: Kelly could not prove it, but she suspected that her opponent’s argument was a sneaky syllogism based on dubious “facts.”

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