from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In logic, a mnemonic name of an indirect mood of the first figure of syllogism, in which the two premises are universal affirmatives and the conclusion is a particular affirmative: as, Every animal is a substance; every man is an animal; therefore, some substance is a man. The name was probably invented by Petrus Hispanus. See bamalip and mood.
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  • n. In zoology, a genus of coleopterous insects.


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