major term


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major term

n.
The term of a syllogism that is stated in the major premise and forms the predicate of the conclusion.

major term

n
(Logic) logic the predicate of the conclusion of a syllogism, also occurring as the subject or predicate in the major premise

ma′jor term′


n.
the term of a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.major term - the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
term - one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition; "the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"
ratiocination, conclusion - the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)
major premise, major premiss - the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion)
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However, is the explanans (the middle term) the essence (i) of the subject the explanandum attribute belongs to (minor term) or (ii) of the attribute itself (major term)?
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The major term of this syllogism is proven by the fact that the judgment of a knowledgeable man is the most certain guideline available in this context.
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