barbara definition

  • noun:
    • A syllogism where all three propositions are of the form "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".
    • 1st word in some mnemonic outlines which represent the many kinds of the syllogism. What this means is a syllogism whoever three propositions are universal affirmatives.
    • In reasoning, a mnemonic name of a syllogism for the very first figure, all whose parts are universal affirmative propositions: since, All guys are mortal; all of the patriarchs (Enoch, Elijah, etc.) tend to be men; ergo, all patriarchs are mortal.
    • A syllogism where all three propositions tend to be for the kind "All X are Y" or "X is a Y".
    • 1st word in some mnemonic lines which represent the various types of the syllogism. It indicates a syllogism whose three propositions are universal affirmatives.
    • In reasoning, a mnemonic title of a syllogism for the very first figure, all whose parts tend to be universal affirmative propositions: as, All guys are mortal; all the patriarchs (Enoch, Elijah, etc.) tend to be males; thus, all patriarchs tend to be mortal.

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