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middle term

n. Abbr. M Logic
The term in a syllogism presented in both premises but not appearing in the conclusion.

middle term

n
(Logic) logic the term that appears in both the major and minor premises of a syllogism, but not in the conclusion. Also called: mean or middle

mid′dle term′


n.
the term of a syllogism that appears in both premises but not in the conclusion.
[1595–1605]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.middle term - the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion
term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
major premise, major premiss - the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
minor premise, minor premiss, subsumption - the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
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Nor would it have been an expectation of a hopeful kind, since a small part of his income was derived from the pilotage of timid women (mostly of a full habit and past the middle term of life) from Tellson's side of the tides to the opposite shore.
He was beyond the middle term of life, with gray hair, a thin, gray beard, and a face singularly marked with intellect and cultivation, but which could never, even in his more youthful days, have expressed much warmth of heart.
Telecom Egypt's statement pointed out that there is no immediate financial effect of this agreement, but it's expected to increase the company's revenues on the middle term as the pricing of the new services depends on the quota.
But in the middle term, Litecoin could replace Bitcoin as the lead dog during the next phase of cryptocurrency evolution.
7 billion ($120 million) in sales terms, which, according to Manturov, Russia's Minister of Industry and Trade, and a person that oversees the development of the diaper industry in the Russian government, is a very small figure for the country, but, he says, the market has the potential to grow by 10 times in the middle term.
It is an epic struggle in which Qatar and the UAE, governed by rulers who have a visceral dislike of one another, could in the short and middle term both emerge as winners even if it is at the expense of those on whose backs the battle is fought and considerable damage to their carefully groomed reputations.
A long term project will be implemented under the first stage while a middle term project will be introduced under the second stage.
However, although it is unlikely that a wholesale transition into renewables will be made, diversification into renewable and alternative energy projects can operate as a strategic judgement regarding the likely middle term picture of energy generation globally.
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Expenditure rationalization must cover fuel prices, other subsidized basics that are a burden on the budget, he said noting that the International Monetary Fund has recommended scheduling hikes of the fuel prices in the middle term, out of "inflationary concerns.
However, I am of the opinion that investors will get profit from reasonable housing in the middle term on lire basis.
However, the Gulf monopolies, in the middle term, might well be expected to begin or continue discontinuing (their) path-dependencies, not to pave the way for a democratic regime but to consolidate their power.

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