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Meaning of sorites

sor•i•tes

Pronunciation: (sô-rī'tēz, sō-), [key]
— n. Logic.
  1. a form of argument having several premises and one conclusion, capable of being resolved into a chain of syllogisms, the conclusion of each of which is a premise of the next.
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