from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Logic The term in a syllogism presented in both premises but not appearing in the conclusion.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. that term of a syllogism with which the two extremes are separately compared, and by means of which they are brought together in the conclusion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion
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No middle term connects the two, or at least none which the Apostle admits, until he has first widened the breach between them to the uttermost.