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Major premiss

The premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (which is the predicate of the conclusion).  Synonym: major premise.

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"Major premiss" Quotes from Famous Books

... Sec. 11. Now the major premiss of this syllogism is inadmissible for two reasons: in the first place, it is assumed that known mind can only be caused by unknown mind; and, in the second place, even if this assumption were granted, it would not explain the existence ...
— A Candid Examination of Theism • George John Romanes

Words linked to "Major premiss" :   middle term, major term, assumption, premiss, syllogism, premise

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