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Definition: middle term
n : the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and
excluded from the conclusion
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Definition: Middle term
(m[i^]d"d'l), a. [OE. middel, AS. middel; akin
to D. middel, OHG. muttil, G. mittel. [root]271. See Mid
1. Equally distant from the extreme either of a number of
things or of one thing; mean; medial; as, the middle house
in a row; a middle rank or station in life; flowers of
middle summer; men of middle age.
2. Intermediate; intervening.
Will, seeking good, finds many middle ends. --Sir J.
Note: Middle is sometimes used in the formation of
self-explaining compounds; as, middle-sized,
, the period of time intervening between the
decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters.
Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending
with the fifteenth century.
, in England, people who have an intermediate
position between the aristocracy and the artisan class. It
includes professional men, bankers, merchants, and small
The middle-class electorate of Great Britain. --M.
. (Paint.) See Middle-ground
. See English
, n., 2.
(Chem.), that part of the distillate obtained
from coal tar which passes over between 170[deg] and
230[deg] Centigrade; -- distinguished from the light oil
, and the heavy oil
or dead oil
, in the slave trade, that part of the
Atlantic Ocean between Africa and the West Indies.
. (Arch.) Same as King-post
, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and
Delaware; which, at the time of the formation of the
Union, occupied a middle position between the Eastern
States (or New England) and the Southern States. [U.S.]
(Logic), that term of a syllogism with which
the two extremes are separately compared, and by means of
which they are brought together in the conclusion.
(Paint.), a subdued or neutral tint.
. (Gram.) See under Voice
, the period from midnight to four a. m.; also,
the men on watch during that time. --Ham. Nav. Encyc.
, a pugilist, boxer, or wrestler classed as of
medium weight, i. e., over 140 and not over 160 lbs., in
distinction from those classed as light weights
, heavy weights