major term
major term major term n. (Logic), That term of a syllogism which forms the predicate of the conclusion. [1913 Webster]

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  • major term — n. the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism …   English World dictionary

  • major term — noun the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion • Hypernyms: ↑term • Part Holonyms: ↑conclusion, ↑ratiocination, ↑major premise, ↑major premiss * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Major term — The major term is the predicate term of the conclusion of a categorical syllogism. It appears in the major premise along with the middle term and not the minor term. It is an end term (meaning not the middle term). Example: Major premise: All men …   Wikipedia

  • major term — ma′jor term′ n. pho the term of a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • major term — noun Date: 1847 the term of a syllogism constituting the predicate of the conclusion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • major term — Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • major term — See syllogism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Term — Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Term fee — Term Term, n. [F. terme, L. termen, inis, terminus, a boundary limit, end; akin to Gr. ?, ?. See {Thrum} a tuft, and cf. {Terminus}, {Determine}, {Exterminate}.] 1. That which limits the extent of anything; limit; extremity; bound; boundary.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Major — Ma jor, n. [F. major. See {Major}, a.] 1. (Mil.) An officer next in rank above a captain and next below a lieutenant colonel; the lowest field officer. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A person of full age. [1913 Webster] 3. (Logic) That premise which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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