from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Logic A syllogism in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not stated explicitly.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A by and large statement, a maxim, a less-than-100% argument.
- n. A syllogism with a required but unstated assumption.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An argument consisting of only two propositions, an antecedent and consequent deduced from it; a syllogism with one premise omitted; as, We are dependent; therefore we should be humble. Here the major proposition is suppressed. The complete syllogism would be, Dependent creatures should be humble; we are dependent creatures; therefore we should be humble.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Aristotle's logic, an inference from likelihoods and signs, which with Aristotle is the same as a rhetorical syllogism.
- n. A syllogism one of the premises of which is unexpressed.
Latin enthȳmēma, from Greek enthūmēma, a rhetorical argument, from enthūmeisthai, to consider : en-, in; see en-2 + thūmos, mind.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἐνθύμημα (enthýmēma, "thought, consideration"), from ἐν (en, "within, with") + θυμός (thymos, "soul, life"). (Wiktionary)