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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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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.
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In the middle term there is a great deal an aroused electorate can take if it does not give up in despair.
In inquiry, as Aristotle indicates in Posterior Analytics 2, we seek the middle term ([phrase omitted]) that is the explanatory ground ([phrase omitted]) of something about which we can have knowledge.
"Middle term, a lot of Chinese business will move to other countries," he added.
In demonstrations, the middle term explains why the major term is predicated of the minor.
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