Paralogism
Paralogism Pa*ral"o*gism, n. [Gr. paralogismo`s, fr. paralogi`zesqai to reason falsely; para` beside + logi`zesqai to reason, lo`gos discourse, reason: cf. F. paralogisme.] (Logic) A reasoning which is false in point of form, that is, which is contrary to logical rules or formul[ae]; a formal fallacy, or pseudo-syllogism, in which the conclusion does not follow from the premises. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(unintentional),


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  • paralogísm — s. n., pl. paralogísme …   Romanian orthography

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