middle term
noun Date: 1605 the term of a syllogism that occurs in both premises

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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 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

  • 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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