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elench


elench


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elench  \E*lench"\  ([-e]*l[e^][ng]k"),  n.;  pl  {Elenchs}.  [L. 
  elenchus,  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  convict,  confute,  prove:  cf  OF 
  elenche.]  (Logic) 
  a  That  part  of  an  argument  on  which  its  conclusiveness 
  depends;  that  which  convinces  of  refutes  an  antagonist;  a 
  refutation. 
  b  A  specious  but  fallacious  argument;  a  sophism.