Definition of syllogistic in US English:



  • See syllogism

    • ‘Some of these commentators build up dialectics into an alternative to all previous forms of logic, something that supersedes such ordinary reasoning as the simple syllogistic form of argument set out on the first page of this chapter.’
    • ‘Another example of the artificial logic of standard languages can be taken from syllogistic reasoning, which is often assessed on IQ tests.’
    • ‘Thus, contrary to Piaget's predictions, not only were adults not able to separate form from content, they had difficulty with syllogistic reasoning itself.’
    • ‘This argument can be put in standard syllogistic form as follows.’
    • ‘He sometimes produces syllogistic arrangements of these arguments.’
    • ‘What process of syllogistic reasoning can lead us to conclude that Hamlet is a greater work of art than The Long Goodbye, or that Goodbye is nonetheless a terrific book?’