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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.
˜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™.
He points out that reasoning is often, indeed typically, enthymematic in the following way.
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.
Polysyllogism, comprising an Episyllogism with one or two enthymematic
First, there is something called the "enthymematic process."
It follows, then, in a scholarly enthymematic progression, that liberals have won because they have good stuff in their heads.
For despite my dislike of the president's policies, this enthymematic argument disturbed me to the core.
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,