mentaltoaster (birdlime) wrote in w_otd,
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trilemma

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.

(i think dilemma and trilemma are the only words actually listed, but it seems to me that higher numbers could be added analogously.)
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