syllabism

noun

syl·​la·​bism
ˈsiləˌbizəm
plural -s
1
: the use or development of syllabic characters
a polysyllabic language did not lend itself so readily as the Chinese monosyllabic to syllabismEdward Clodd
2

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary syllab- (from Latin syllaba syllable) + -ism

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“Syllabism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/syllabism. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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