antilogism

noun
an·​til·​o·​gism | \ anˈtiləˌjizəm \
plural -s

Definition of antilogism

: an inconsistent triad of propositions in logic of which two are premises of a valid syllogism while the third is the contradictory of its conclusion

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Other Words from antilogism

antilogistic \ (ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗¦jistik \ adjective
antilogistically \ -​tə̇k(ə)lē \ adverb

History and Etymology for antilogism

Late Greek antilogismos, from Greek anti- anti- entry 1 + logismos calculating, reasoning, from logizesthai to calculate, from logos word, computation

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“Antilogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antilogism. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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