Enthymeme Definition

ĕnthə-mēm
noun
A syllogism in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not expressed but implied.
Webster's New World

A by and large statement, a maxim, a less-than-100% argument.

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Other Word Forms of Enthymeme

Noun

Singular:
enthymeme
Plural:
enthymemes

Origin of Enthymeme

  • Latin enthȳmēma from Greek enthūmēma a rhetorical argument from enthūmeisthai to consider en- in en–2 thūmos mind

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἐνθύμημα (enthýmēma, “thought, consideration”), from ἐν (en, “within, with”) + θυμός (thymos, “soul, life”).

    From Wiktionary

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