Tri*lem"ma(?), n. [NL., fr. Gr. (see Tri-) + any thing received, in logic, an assumption. Cf. Dilemma.] 1. (Logic) A syllogism with three conditional propositions, the major premises of which are disjunctively affirmed in the minor. See Dilemma.
2. A state of things in which it is difficult to determine which one of three courses to pursue.
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