from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The premise containing the major term in a syllogism.
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- n. In a categorical syllogism, the premise whose terms are the syllogism's major term and middle term.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion). Contrasted to
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
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