middle term


middle term
A phrase used in logic to denote the term which occurs in both of the premises in the syllogism, being the means of bringing together the two terms in the conclusion

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • Middle term — Middle Mid dle (m[i^]d d l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See {Mid}, a.] [1913 Webster] 1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • middle term — n. the term appearing in both premises of a syllogism but not in the conclusion * * * …   Universalium

  • middle term — n. the term appearing in both premises of a syllogism but not in the conclusion …   English World dictionary

  • middle term — /mɪdl ˈtɜm/ (say midl term) noun 1. (in logic) that term of a syllogism which appears twice in the premises, but is eliminated from the conclusion. 2. the middle stages of a normal pregnancy. Compare early term, full term, late term. –middle term …   Australian English dictionary

  • Middle term — The middle term (in bold) must distributed in at least one premises but not in the conclusion of a categorical syllogism. The major term and the minor terms, also called the end terms, do appear in the conclusion. Example: Major premise: All men… …   Wikipedia

  • middle term — mid′dle term′ n. pho the term of a syllogism that appears in both premises but not in the conclusion • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • middle term — noun the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion • Hypernyms: ↑term • Part Holonyms: ↑major premise, ↑major premiss, ↑minor premise, ↑minor premiss, ↑subsumption …   Useful english dictionary

  • middle term — noun Date: 1605 the term of a syllogism that occurs in both premises …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • middle term — noun Logic the term common to both premises of a syllogism …   English new terms dictionary

  • middle term — A phrase used in logic to denote the term which occurs in both of the premises in the syllogism, being the means of bringing together the two terms in the conclusion …   Black's law dictionary


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