en·​thy·​meme ˈen(t)-thi-ˌmēm How to pronounce enthymeme (audio)
: a syllogism in which one of the premises is implicit

Word History


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

First Known Use

1532, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of enthymeme was in 1532

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“Enthymeme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthymeme. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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