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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The premise containing the major term in a syllogism.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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 minor premise.

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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