An argument in which one premise is not explicitly stated.
- Further, Aristotle distinguishes between enthymemes taken from probable premises and enthymemes taken from signs (sêmeia).
- In this enthymeme, the major premise of the complete syllogism is missing.
- He used enthymemes because they are an especially effective form of argument.
Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek enthumēma, from enthumeisthai 'consider', from en- 'within' + thumos 'mind'.
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