Enthymeme



[en-thuh-meem] /ˈɛn θəˌmim/

noun, Logic.
1.
a syllogism or other argument in which a premise or the conclusion is unexpressed.
/ˈɛnθɪˌmiːm/
noun (logic)
1.
an incomplete syllogism, in which one or more premises are unexpressed as their truth is considered to be self-evident
2.
any argument some of whose premises are omitted as obvious
n.

“a syllogism in which one premise is omitted,” 1580s, from Latin enthymema, from Greek enthymema “thought, argument,” from enthymesthai “to think, consider,” literally “to keep in mind, take to heart,” from en “in” (see en- (2)) + thymos “mind” (see fume (n.)).

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