minor term
noun Date: 1599 the term of a syllogism that forms the subject of the conclusion

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  • minor term — n. the subject of the conclusion of a syllogism …   English World dictionary

  • minor term — noun the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion • Hypernyms: ↑term • Part Holonyms: ↑conclusion, ↑ratiocination, ↑minor premise, ↑minor premiss, ↑subsumption * * * noun …   Useful english 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 term — mi′nor term′ n. pho the term of a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion • Etymology: 1835–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • minor term — Logic. See under syllogism (def. 1). [1835 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • minor term — See syllogism …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Minor term of a syllogism — minor mi nor (m[imac] n[ e]r), a. [L., a comparative with no positive; akin to AS. min small, G. minder less, OHG. minniro, a., min, adv., Icel. minni, a., minnr, adv., Goth. minniza, a., mins, adv., Ir. & Gael. min small, tender, L. minuere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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

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