enthymeme meaning

Pronunciation:   "enthymeme" in a sentence
Noun: enthymeme  'enthu`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


More:   Next
  1. An enthymeme is persuasive because the audience is providing the missing premise.
  2. Although Book II primarily focuses on ethos and pathos, Aristotle discusses paradigm and enthymeme as two common modes of persuasion.
  3. However, the enthymeme based upon logic ( especially, based upon the syllogism ) was viewed as the basis of rhetoric.
  4. Representative anecdote means conceptual pivot and is equated with a family of terms : enthymeme, thesis, topic sentence, theme.
  5. An " enthymeme " would follow today's form of a syllogism; however it would exclude either the major or minor premise.

Related Words

  1. enthusiast meaning
  2. enthusiastic meaning
  3. enthusiastical meaning
  4. enthusiastically meaning
  5. enthymematical meaning
  6. entice meaning
  7. entice so or an animal into doing sth meaning
  8. entice so or an animal into sth meaning
  9. entice so or an animal with sth meaning
  10. enticeable meaning
PC Version