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sorites

  

      n     (Logic)  
a    a polysyllogism in which the premises are arranged so that intermediate conclusions are omitted, being understood, and only the final conclusion is stated  
b    a paradox of the form  
these few grains of sand do not constitute a heap, and the addition of a single grain never makes what is not yet a heap into a heap: so no matter how many single grains one adds it never becomes a heap     
     (C16: via Latin from Greek soreites, literally: heaped, from soros a heap)  
  soritical  
  soritic      adj  
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sortie, sori, siroset, stores

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