minor premise
noun Date: circa 1741 the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term

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  • minor premise — n. the premise (in a syllogism) that contains the minor term …   English World dictionary

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

  • minor premise — noun In a categorical syllogism, the premise whose terms are the syllogisms minor term and middle term. Syn: subsumption …   Wiktionary

  • minor premise — mi′nor prem′ise n. pho the premise of a syllogism containing the minor term • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • minor premise — Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1720 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • minor premise — See syllogism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Minor — Mi nor, n. 1. A person of either sex who has not attained the age at which full civil rights are accorded; an infant; in England and the United States, one under twenty one years of age. [1913 Webster] Note: In hereditary monarchies, the minority …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premise — n. proposition (logic) 1) the major; minor premise assumption 2) the premise that + clause (her premise that the results of the election were already decided proved to be true) * * * [ premɪs] minor premise [ proposition ] (logic) the major [… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • Minor term — The minor term is the subject term of the conclusion of a categorical syllogism. It also appears in the minor premise together with the middle term. Along with the major term it is one of the two end terms. Example: Major premise: All Men are… …   Wikipedia

  • minor — /ˈmaɪnə / (say muynuh) adjective 1. lesser, as in size, extent, or importance, or being the lesser of two: a minor share; minor faults. 2. under legal age. 3. British younger; junior; in boys schools, denoting the younger of two brothers, the… …   Australian English dictionary

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