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hypothetical syllogism (ˌhaɪpəˈθetɪkəl ˈsɪləˌdʒɪzəm) 

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noun

  1. (logic) a hypothetical syllogism has two uses. In propositional logic it expresses one of the rules of inference, while in the history of logic, it is a short-hand for the theory of consequence

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