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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 syl·lo·gism /ˈsɪləˌʤɪzəm/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syl·lo·gism n.  Logic The regular logical form of every argument, consisting of three propositions, of which the first two are called the premises, and the last, the conclusion. The conclusion necessarily follows from the premises; so that, if these are true, the conclusion must be true, and the argument amounts to demonstration;
 Note: as in the following example:
 Every virtue is laudable;
 Kindness is a virtue;
 Therefore kindness is laudable.
 These propositions are denominated respectively the major premise, the minor premise, and the conclusion.
 Note:If the premises are not true and the syllogism is regular, the reasoning is valid, and the conclusion, whether true or false, is correctly derived.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from
          two premises