enthymeme

noun
en·​thy·​meme | \ ˈen(t)-thi-ˌmēm How to pronounce enthymeme (audio) \

Definition of enthymeme

: a syllogism in which one of the premises is implicit

First Known Use of enthymeme

1532, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for enthymeme

Latin enthymema, from Greek enthymēma, from enthymeisthai to keep in mind, from en- + thymos mind, soul

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“Enthymeme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthymeme. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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