sorites

noun so·ri·tes \ sə-ˈrī-(ˌ)tēz \

Definition of sorites

plural sorites
: an argument consisting of propositions so arranged that the predicate of any one forms the subject of the next and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last

Origin and Etymology of sorites

Latin, from Greek sōritēs, from sōros heap


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