Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A syllogism having for one of its premises the conclusion of another syllogism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Logic) A syllogism which assumes as one of its premises a proposition which was the conclusion of a preceding syllogism, called, in relation to this, the prosyllogism.

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  • noun logic A syllogism which assumes as one of its premises a proposition which was the conclusion of a preceding syllogism (the prosyllogism).

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ syllogism

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