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- noun The premise in a syllogism containing the minor term, which will form the subject of the conclusion.
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- noun logic In a
categorical syllogism, the premisewhose terms are the syllogism's minor term and middle term.
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- noun the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
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