minor term

  1. the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
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How To Use minor term In A Sentence

  • I remember a passage in Alain de Lille's medieval work, the Complaint of Nature, in which he describes sex entirely in syllogistic terms -- as in syllogisms minor and major terms are connected by a single middle terms, in sex minor terms and major terms are connected by a set series of middle terms starting with acquaintance, moving through kisses, and ending in mutual inherence. Argument in verse
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