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Meaning of "sophism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SOPHISM

From Latin sophisma, from Greek: ingenious trick, from sophizesthai to use clever deceit, from sophos wise, clever.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SOPHISM

sophism  [ˈsɒfɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOPHISM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sophism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SOPHISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sophism

Sophism is a method of teaching. In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the techniques of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete—excellence, or virtue—predominantly to young statesmen and nobility. The practice of charging money for education and providing wisdom only to those who could pay led to the condemnations made by Socrates, through Plato in his dialogues, as well as Xenophon's Memorabilia. Through works such as these, Sophists were portrayed as "specious" or "deceptive", hence the modern meaning of the term. The term originated from Greek σόφισμα, sophisma, from σοφίζω, sophizo "I am wise"; confer σοφιστής, sophistēs, meaning "wise-ist, one who does wisdom," and σοφός, sophós means "wise man".

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOPHISM


anthropomorphism
ˌænθrəpəˈmɔːfɪzəm
automorphism
ˌɔːtəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
catastrophism
kəˈtæstrəˌfɪzəm
dimorphism
daɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
dwarfism
ˈdwɔːfɪzəm
endomorphism
ˌɛndəʊˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
Guelfism
ˈɡwelfɪzəm
homeomorphism
ˌhəʊmɪəˈmɔːfɪzəm
homomorphism
ˌhəʊməʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
isomorphism
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
metamorphism
ˌmɛtəˈmɔːfɪzəm
monomorphism
mɒnəʊˈmɔːfɪzəm
Orphism
ˈɔːfɪzəm
pacifism
ˈpæsɪˌfɪzəm
pansophism
pænˈsɒfɪzəm
paramorphism
ˌpærəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
pleomorphism
ˌpliːəˈmɔːˌfɪzəm
polymorphism
ˌpɒlɪˈmɔːfɪzəm
psephism
ˈsiːfɪzəm
Sufism
ˈsuːfɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOPHISM

sopheric
sopherim
Sophi
Sophia
sophist
sophister
sophistic
sophistical
sophistically
sophisticate
sophisticated
sophisticatedly
sophistication
sophisticator
sophistries
sophistry
Sophoclean
Sophocles
sophomore
sophomoric

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOPHISM

amorphism
anamorphism
Buddhism
diastrophism
enantiomorphism
Guelphism
gynandromorphism
hemimorphism
heteromorphism
homoeomorphism
hylomorphism
idiomorphism
isodimorphism
mechanomorphism
mesomorphism
perimorphism
pseudomorphism
sapphism
sexual dimorphism
zoomorphism
zygomorphism

Synonyms and antonyms of sophism in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sophism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOPHISM

Find out the translation of sophism to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sophism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sophism» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诡辩
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

sofisma
570 millions of speakers

English

sophism
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुतर्क
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

سفسطة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

софизм
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sofisma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কুতর্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sophisme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sophism
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Sophismus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

詭弁
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

궤변
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sophism
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lối ngụy biện
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

उपहास
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sofizm
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sofisma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sofizmat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

софізм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sofism
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

σόφισμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

sophisme
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

sofismen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sofisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sophism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOPHISM»

The term «sophism» is normally little used and occupies the 119.938 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOPHISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sophism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOPHISM»

Discover the use of sophism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sophism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Economics, Competition and Academia: An Intellectual History ...
There is much to be praised in this book. It is interesting and compelling reading. . . Economics, Competition and Academia is a well written book and well worth reading.
Donald Stabile, 2007
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Illiterate Sophism
M. R. Lang. Illiterate Sophism Illiterate Sophism M. R. Lang Dedicated to Inspector 34 The. Front Cover.
M. R. Lang
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John Buridan on Self-Reference: Chapter Eight of Buridan's ...
Chapter Eight of Buridan's 'Sophismata', with a Translation, an Introduction, and a Philosophical Commentary Jean Buridan G. E. Hughes viii CONTENTS. COMMENTARY Sophism 1 80 Sophism 2 86 Sophism 3 88 Sophism 4 9i Sophism 5 ...
Jean Buridan, G. E. Hughes, 1982
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Introduction to Dialectical Logic
The absurdity of this sophism is quite clear from the following reasoning: — every useful statement is true — some lies are useful statements — some lies are true. A "true lie" is a contradiction in point of terms, hence an absurdity. The sophism ...
Henri Wald, 1975
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The Literary Panorama and National Register
The second part of the work treats on Snphismi, first Sophism resting on prejudice for authority the veneration for ancestors; an argument a iaChtnoifc.— Sophism of the universal Veto; such a thing was never thought of before — the fear of ...
Charles Taylor, 1817
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The Technique of Controversy: Principles of Dynamic Logic
They are Zeno's arrow, Achilles and the tortoise, the beard or heap sophism, and the impossibility-of- learning sophism. The life-career of the sophisms is extremely instructive, and even dramatic. They are very old, nearly as old as human ...
Boris B. Bogoslovsky, 2000
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The British encyclopedia: or, Dictionary of arts and ...
The" next sort of sophism is culled " non causa pro causa," or the assignation of a false cause. 5. The next is called " fallacia accidentis," ora sophism, wherein we pronounce concerning the nature and essential properties of any surject, ...
William Nicholson, 1818
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences
SOPHISM, in logic, &c. an argument which carries much of the appearance of truth, and yet leads into error. There is some need of a particular description of these fallacious arguments, that we may with more ease and readiness detect and ...
William Nicholson, 1809
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A System of Logic: Comprising a Discussion of the Various ...
Sophistical distinction, sophism of, Study, advantages of careful and 304. thorough, 146. Sophistical exclusion, sophism of, Study, testing statements, 146,147. 291. Sophistical explanation, sophism of, 295. Sophistical extension, sophism of, ...
P. McGregor, 1862
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A System of Logic, comprising a discussion of the various ...
Sophistical distinction, sophism of, Sophistical exclusion, sophism of, 291. Sophistical explanation, sophism of, 295. Sophistical extension, sophism of, 290. Sophistical inclusion, sophism of, 290, 291. Sophistical induction, sophism of, 295.
P. MACGREGOR (A.M., of New York.), 1862

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOPHISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sophism is used in the context of the following news items.
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N.Korea slams 'cock-and-bull' apology demand over Cheonan sinking
"The South should clearly understand that its sophism that 'apology' and 'expression of regret' have to precede the lifting of the 'step' can never work," a ... «AsiaOne, Mar 15»
2
Chetan Bhagat's 17 Commandments - Exercise in Sophistry
However, the interesting and disturbing part of their grand narrative remains their diabolical and dastardly attempt to perpetrate sophism and obscurantism. «Niticentral, Feb 15»
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Tonga's "de facto" new government
Thanks to the local media's adoration of this political “sophism” where they were too busy promoting Mr. Pōhiva and his PTOA party instead of vetting him and ... «Matangi Tonga, Feb 15»
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KOHRMAN: The other stories
It's not politically correct sophism. It's reality. More than 22 percent of heterosexual men have experienced non-rape sexual violence, and you'd never know. «Yale Daily News, Dec 14»
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Gaza Strip: Hamas and Hezbollah May Look to North Korea for Arms …
"This is utterly baseless sophism and sheer fiction let loose by the US to isolate [North Korea] internationally," North Korea's foreign ministry said. "Lurking ... «International Business Times UK, Aug 14»
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North Korea Refutes Arms-to-Hamas Report
“This is utterly baseless sophism and sheer fiction let loose by the U.S. to isolate the DPRK internationally,” North Korea said about the two accusations in a ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 14»
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Israel-Gaza Conflict: North Korea Denies Talks on Missile Supply …
A spokesperson for North Korea's foreign ministry said: "This is utterly baseless sophism and sheer fiction let loose by the US to isolate the DPRK [North Korea's ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 14»
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American Imperialism and Non-Conventional Warfare in Iraq …
... cross-country organisation capable of producing billions in revenue from Syria's dilapidated and war-ridden oil industry is a fantastical sophism detached from ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jun 14»
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A disingenuous debate over birth control
... debate is really about abortion and life beginning at conception. With such sophism, no wonder it's so hard to find common ground on this controversial issue. «Washington Post, Mar 14»
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Kardashian klones: why we all want a piece of Kim now she's …
Or, as the great parody Twitter persona Kim Kierkegaardashian said: “Every human interpretation is only a misconception, and all my troubles are like a sophism ... «Evening Standard, Mar 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Sophism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sophism>. Dec 2019 ».
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