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Middle term   /mˈɪdəl tərm/   Listen
Middle term

The term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion.

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"Middle term" Quotes from Famous Books

... Middle. — N. middle, midst, mediety|, mean &c. 29; medium, middle term; center &c. 222, mid-course &c. 628; mezzo termine[It]; juste milieu &c. 628[Fr]; halfway house, nave, navel, omphalos[obs3]; nucleus, nucleolus. equidistance[obs3], bisection, half distance; equator, diaphragm, midriff; intermediate &c. 228. Adj. middle, medial, mesial[Med], mean, mid, ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... middle term between elementary and "real" mathematics; that is the mathematics that is the handmaid of physics, and leads us on to ...
— The School and the World • Victor Gollancz and David Somervell

... when obliged to approach the subject openly, it is curious to observe how, under a slight veil of impartiality, imputations are raised and calumnies accredited. For instance, early in the first volume he gives us his view of the English Reformation, as a kind of middle term, emerging out of the antagonist struggles of the Catholics and Calvinists: and it is impossible not to see that, between the three parties, he awards to the Catholics the merit of unity and consistency; to the ...
— Famous Reviews • Editor: R. Brimley Johnson

Words linked to "Middle term" :   minor premiss, major premise, minor premise, term, subsumption, major premiss

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