minor premiss

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n minor premiss the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
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Usage

In literature:

But what about the minor premiss?
"The Idea of Progress" by J. B. Bury
For then the question is merely begged in the minor premiss.
"Pragmatism" by D.L. Murray
It may supply us with the major premiss, but it is vague and uncertain about the minor.
"Is Life Worth Living?" by William Hurrell Mallock
The minor premiss always asserts a resemblance between a new case and cases previously known.
"Analysis of Mr. Mill's System of Logic" by William Stebbing
In the First Figure, the Major Premiss must be Universal, and the Minor Premiss affirmative.
"Logic, Inductive and Deductive" by William Minto
Now I admit the minor premiss; but touching the major premiss I draw a distinction.
"Dante. An essay." by R. W. Church
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