middle term


Definition of middle term

: the term of a syllogism that occurs in both premises

Examples of middle term in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The middle term erd immunity has been portrayed by some as a logical endpoint of the pandemic. Andrew Joseph, STAT, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of middle term

1605, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of middle term was in 1605

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“Middle term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/middle%20term. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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