Definitions for "SYLLOGISM"
A logical formula consisting of a major and a minor assumption and an inconsequent. (See
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
1. a deductive scheme of a formal argument consisting of a major and a minor premise and a conclusion (as 'every virtue is laudable; kindness is a virtue; therefore, kindness is laudable') 2. a subtle, specious, or crafty argument 3. deductive reasoning.
An argumentation in which, from two judgments that contain a common idea and one at least of which is universal, a third judgment, distinct from either of the former, follows with necessity.
Keywords:  ponens, modes, general
Modes Ponens Syllogism, more general
a membership statement that is assumed to be true