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n. Abbr. M Logic
The term in a syllogism presented in both premises but not appearing in the conclusion.
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(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
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the term of a syllogism that appears in both premises but not in the conclusion.
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|Noun||1.||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)
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