syllabism

noun
syl·​la·​bism | \ ˈsiləˌbizəm \
plural -s

Definition of syllabism

1 : the use or development of syllabic characters a polysyllabic language did not lend itself so readily as the Chinese monosyllabic to syllabism— Edward Clodd

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History and Etymology for syllabism

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 10 Aug. 2020.

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