indirect reduction

noun

Definition of indirect reduction

1 : the process of reducing a syllogistic argument to the first figure by taking the contradictory of the conclusion as a premise and getting the contradictory of one premise as the new conclusion contrasted with direct reduction
2 or less commonly indirect proof : a reductio ad absurdum

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“Indirect reduction.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indirect%20reduction. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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