noun so·ri·tes \sə-ˈrī-(ˌ)tēz\
plural sorites

Definition of SORITES

:  an argument consisting of propositions so arranged that the predicate of any one forms the subject of the next and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last

Origin of SORITES

Latin, from Greek sōritēs, from sōros heap
First Known Use: 1551


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