# Middle+term

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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… …2

**middle term**— n. the term appearing in both premises of a syllogism but not in the conclusion * * * …3

**middle term**— n. the term appearing in both premises of a syllogism but not in the conclusion …4

**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 …5

**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… …6

**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 …7

**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 …8

**middle term**— noun Date: 1605 the term of a syllogism that occurs in both premises …9

**middle term**— noun Logic the term common to both premises of a syllogism …10

**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 …11

**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 …12

**middle term.**— See under syllogism (def. 1). [1595 1605] * * * …13

**middle term**— See syllogism …14

**middle term.**— See under syllogism (def. 1). [1595 1605] …15

**undistributed middle term**— undistributed middle term, Logic. a middle term which does not include its whole class (all or none) in either the first or the second premise of a syllogism. It makes the syllogism invalid. Example: The middle term “men” or “man” is not… …16

**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 middle… …17

**Middle Ages**— 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… …18

**Middle class**— 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… …19

**Middle distance**— 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… …20

**Middle English**— 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… …