Definition of middle term in English:
The term common to both premises of a syllogism.
- In the latter, the syllogisms involved must have middle terms that are causes of the state of affairs which is to be demonstrated.
- The reduction of propositions to principles leads to the middle term.
- Thomas Aquinas argued that the highest sort of demonstration had as its middle term the real definition of the subject term.
Definition of middle term in:
- US English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Spain
Most popular in Malaysia