modus ponens

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Related to Modus ponendo ponens: modus operandi

modus ponens

(ˈməʊdəs ˈpəʊˌnɛnz)
n
(Logic) logic the principle that whenever a conditional statement and its antecedent are given to be true its consequent may be validly inferred, as in if it's Tuesday this must be Belgium and it's Tuesday so this must be Belgium
[literally: mood that affirms]
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