minor premise definition

  • noun:
    • The idea in a syllogism containing the small term, that may form the subject of the conclusion.
    • In a categorical syllogism, the premise whose terms are the syllogism's small term and center term.
    • the premise of a syllogism which contains the minor term (which is the topic associated with summary)

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