- (logic) A series of propositions whereby each conclusion is taken as the subject of the next.
Etymology: From Latin Latin, sorites, from Greek , from "heap".
- 1760: Why?"he would ask, making use of the or syllogism of Zeno and Chrysippus without knowing it belonged to them."Why? why are we a ruined people?"Because we are corrupted.""Whence is it, dear Sir, that we are corrupted?"Because we are needy ... ""And wherefore, he would add,"are we needy?""From the neglect, he would answer " Laurence Sterne, The Life & Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Penguin 2003, p. 130)
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