Meaning of episyllogism


Pronunciation: (ep"u-sil'u-jiz"um), [key]
— n. Logic.
  1. a syllogism one of the premises of which is the conclusion of a preceding syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the first one. Cf. polysyllogism.
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