paralogia(redirected from paralogismparalogy)
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(Medicine) med incoherent speech or thinking
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a disorder of the faculty of reasoning, characterized by discon-nected and meaningless speech.See also: Speech
a method or process of reasoning which contradicts logical rules or formulas, especially the use of a faulty syllogism (the formal fallacy). — paralogist, n. — paralogistic, adj.See also: Argumentation
a reasoning disorder characterized by inappropriate responses to questions and illusiorial or delusional speech. — paralogical, adj.See also: Psychology
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