re•duc•ti•o ad ab•sur•dum

Pronunciation: (ri-duk'tē-ō" ad' ab-sûr'dum, -zûr'-, -shē-ō"), [key] Logic.
a reduction to an absurdity; the refutation of a proposition by demonstrating the inevitably absurd conclusion to which it would logically lead.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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