from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The premise containing the major term in a syllogism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Logic) That premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion). Contrasted to
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- noun logic In a
categorical syllogism, the premise whose termsare the syllogism's major term and middle term.
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- noun the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
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