Definition of Sorites

1. n. An abridged form of stating of syllogisms in a series of propositions so arranged that the predicate of each one that precedes forms the subject of each one that follows, and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last proposition



Definition of Sorites

1. Noun. (logic rhetoric) A series of propositions whereby each conclusion is taken as the subject of the next. ¹

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Definition of Sorites

1. a type of argument used in logic [n SORITES] : SORITIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorites

sorghums
sorgne
sorgo
sorgolactone
sorgolactones
sorgos
sori
soricine
soricoid
soricomorph
soricomorphs
sorie
soring
sorings
sorites (current term)
soritic
soritical
sorn
sorna
sornas
sorned
sorner
sorners
sorning
sornings
sorns
soroban
sorobans
sorocarp

Literary usage of Sorites

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1. Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic by William Hamilton (1860)
"All logicians have overlooked the sorites of Second and Third Figures. ... In sorites of the First Figure, every Second term at most forms a syllogism with ..."

2. A Manual of Logic by James Welton (1896)
"sorites. A sorites is a progressive chain of reasoning whose expression is ... The sorites is, thus, a aeries of enthymemes, of which the first is of the ..."

3. The Problem of Logic by William Ralph Boyce Gibson, Augusta Klein (1908)
"In the latter case, we have the so-called Aristotelian sorites, better known as the ' Progressive' sorites, seeing that Aristotle does not discuss the ..."

4. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"sorites, or Chains of Reasoning. —A sorites is an abbreviated form of syllogistic reasoning in which a subject and predicate are united by means of several ..."

5. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1909)
"sorites, or Chains of Reasoning. —A sorites is an abbreviated form of syllogistic reasoning in which a subject and predicate are united by means of several ..."

6. An Introductory Logic by James Edwin Creighton (1900)
"sorites, or Chains of Reasoning. — A sorites is an abbreviated form of syllogistic reasoning in which a subject and predicate are united by ..."

7. Elements of Logic: Designed as a Manual of Instruction by Henry Coppée (1860)
"The sorites is an abridged argument consisting of a series of propositions in which the ... Taking then the second proposition of the sorites, JB is 0, ..."

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