Enthymeme meaning

ĕn'thə-mēm'
A syllogism in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not stated explicitly.
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A syllogism in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not expressed but implied.
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A by and large statement, a maxim, a less-than-100% argument.
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(logic) A syllogism with a required but unstated assumption.
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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