Definition of syllogism noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

syllogism

 noun
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NAmE//ˈsɪləˌdʒɪzəm//
 
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a way of arguing in which two statements are used to prove that a third statement is true, for example: “All humans must die; I am a human; therefore I must die.”
syllogistic
 
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NAmE//ˌsɪləˈdʒɪstɪk//
 
adjective [only before noun] syllogistic reasoning
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: syllogism