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enthymeme

  

      n     (Logic)  
1    an incomplete syllogism, in which one or more premises are unexpressed as their truth is considered to be self-evident  
2    any argument some of whose premises are omitted as obvious  
     (C16: via Latin from Greek enthumema, from enthumeisthai to infer (literally: to have in the mind), from en-2 + thumos mind)  
  enthymematic, enthymematical      adj  
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