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  • adj. Of or pertaining to enthymeme.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or of the form of, an enthymeme.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In logic, of the nature of or containing an enthymeme; incompletely stated: as, an enthymematic syllogism.


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  • While this work is scattered and at times technical and certainly enthymematic I think I have the gist of his position.

    Urizenus Sklar: Understanding Conspiracy: The Political Philosophy of Julian Assange

  • ˜This would be the repayment of a debt, and one which I voluntarily incurred; so I ought to do it™ is actually enthymematic, and properly runs ˜This would be the repayment of a debt, and one which I voluntarily incurred; such a result would be good; so I ought to do it™.

    Harold Arthur Prichard

  • He points out that reasoning is often, indeed typically, enthymematic in the following way.

    Paul Grice

  • By ‘an element of enthymeme’ I mean the same thing as a line of enthymematic argument-a general class embracing a large number of particular kinds of enthymeme.


  • If the chain of arguments were freed of its enthymematic character, the suppressed conclusions would appear as premises of Episyllogisms.

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • Polysyllogism, comprising an Episyllogism with one or two enthymematic

    Logic Deductive and Inductive

  • First, there is something called the "enthymematic process." Top Stories

  • It follows, then, in a scholarly enthymematic progression, that liberals have won because they have good stuff in their heads.

    Stop Me Before I Vote Again

  • For despite my dislike of the president's policies, this enthymematic argument disturbed me to the core.

    Daily Campus

  • A mathematician has left an enthymematic gap whenever he does not explicitly state the particular sequence of propositions that he has in mind (Fallis 2003,

    Non-Deductive Methods in Mathematics


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  • Times Online: 'Philosophical arguments are characteristically enthymematic – that is to say, the premisses that would be necessary to make them conclusive are not spelled out.'

    April 13, 2009