minor term


: the term of a syllogism that forms the subject of the conclusion

Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of minor term was in 1599

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“Minor term.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minor%20term. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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