major term


: the term of a syllogism constituting the predicate of the conclusion

Examples of major term in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lottery's major term contracts expire in calendar year 2026, Hagler said. Michael R. Wickline, Arkansas Online, 25 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of major term was in 1599

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“Major term.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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