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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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 premise whose 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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