fallacy of division

Definition of fallacy of division

: a fallacy in which a term taken collectively is used as if taken distributively

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“Fallacy of division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fallacy%20of%20division. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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