n, pl -mata (-mətə)
(Logic) a syllogism supported by an incidental proposition
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a syllogism in which the truth of one of the premises is confirmed by an annexed proposition (prosyllogism), thus resulting in the formation of a compound argument. See also prosyllogism.See also: Logic
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