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Noun: enthymeme  'en-thu,meem
  1. 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

Derived forms: enthymemes

Encyclopedia: Enthymeme