middle term

noun

Definition of middle term

: the term of a syllogism that occurs in both premises

First Known Use of middle term

1605, in the meaning defined above

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“Middle term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20term. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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