sorites

noun
so·ri·tes | \sə-ˈrī-(ˌ)tēz \
plural sorites

Definition of 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

First Known Use of sorites

1551, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sorites

Latin, from Greek sōritēs, from sōros heap

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