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syllogism

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formal a formal argument that is formed by two statements and a conclusion which must be true if the two statements are true
  • An example of a syllogism is: "All men are human; all humans are mortal; therefore all men are mortal."

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The first known use of syllogism was in the 14th century

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“Syllogism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/syllogism. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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