Premiss Prem"iss, n. Premise. --Whately. I. Watts [1913 Webster]

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  • premiss — premise, premiss A premiss (usually pronounced prem is) or (rarely) premise is a previous statement from which another is inferred; the plural is premisses or premises. In the plural, premises also means ‘a house or building with its grounds’. As …   Modern English usage

  • premiss — • förutsättning, villkor, premiss, klausul • tro, förutsättning, förmodan, presumption, supposition, premiss …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • premiss — Premise Prem ise, n.; pl. {Premises}. [Written also, less properly, {premiss}.] [F. pr[ e]misse, fr. L. praemissus, p. p. of praemittere to send before; prae before + mittere to send. See {Mission}.] 1. A proposition antecedently supposed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premiss — noun see premise I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premiss — [[t]pre̱mɪs[/t]] see premise …   English dictionary

  • premiss — prem·iss …   English syllables

  • premiss — UK [ˈpremɪs] / US another spelling of premise …   English dictionary

  • premiss — s ( en, er) förutsättning, inom fil. del i slutledning, försats …   Clue 9 Svensk Ordbok

  • premiss — n. Logic a previous statement from which another is inferred. Etymology: var. of PREMISE …   Useful english dictionary

  • major premiss — noun the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion) • Syn: ↑major premise • Hypernyms: ↑premise, ↑premiss, ↑assumption • Part Holonyms: ↑syllogism …   Useful english dictionary

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