major premise definition

  • noun:
    • The premise containing the most important term in a syllogism.
    • In a categorical syllogism, the premise whoever terms will be the syllogism's major term and center term.
    • That premise of a syllogism that contains the major term (the predicate of this conclusion). Contrasted to minor idea.
    • the premise of a syllogism which contains the main term (the predicate of conclusion)

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