minor premise


Definition of minor premise

: the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term

First Known Use of minor premise

1728, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of minor premise was in 1728

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“Minor premise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20premise. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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