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Masorite Mas"o*rite, n. One of the writers of the Masora.
Sorites So*ri"tes, n. [L., from Gr. swrei`ths (sc. syllogismo`s), properly, heaped up (hence, a heap of syllogisms), fr. swro`s a heap.] (Logic) An abridged form of stating of syllogisms in a series of propositions so arranged that the predicate of each one that precedes forms the subject of each one that follows, and the conclusion unites the subject of the first proposition with the predicate of the last proposition, as in following example; The soul is a thinking agent; A thinking agent can not be severed into parts; That which can not be severed can not be destroyed; Therefore the soul can not be destroyed. Note: When the series is arranged in the reverse order, it is called the Goclenian sorites, from Goclenius, a philosopher of the sixteenth century. Destructive sorities. See under Destructive.

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- sorites may refer to: polysyllogism, a chain of syllogisms sorites paradox, also referred to as the paradox of the heap sorites (journal), a philosophy
- form in traditional logic, see polysyllogism. for other uses, see sorites. sorites is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering analytic philosophy. it
- bald man fallacy, fallacy of the heap, the sorites fallacy) is an informal fallacy closely related to the sorites paradox, or paradox of the heap. the fallacy
- the sorites paradox (/soʊˈraɪtiːz/; sometimes known as the paradox of the heap) is a paradox that arises from vague predicates. a typical formulation
- with polylogism. a polysyllogism (also called multi-premise syllogism, sorites, climax, or gradatio) is a string of any number of propositions forming
- kimarite (決まり手, kimari-te?) are winning techniques in a sumo bout. for each bout in a grand sumo tournament (or honbasho), a sumo referee, or gyōji, will
- characteristics that have this predicate (so-called 'border-line cases'), or if the sorites paradox applies to the concept or predicate. in everyday speech, vagueness
- brussels: paul legrain/c.f.c.-editions,.  deligne, chloé (2005). bruxelles sorite des eaux (in french). brussels: Éditions historia bruxellae. isbn 2-9600373-1-6