I almost forgot about Word Nerd Wednesday! As it happens, I was studying logic this afternoon with my kids and this word, which is cool to say, struck me as a suitable installment.
For the record, I’m not very good at the study of formal logic. Someone else handles the instructional guidance, while I provide home support. With that said, here is the definition:
Syllogism: A form of deductive reasoning consisting of a major premise, a minor premise, and a conclusion.
All mammals are living things.Human beings are mammals.Therefore, Human beings are living things.