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 P - Premiss


Premiss: Statement that is assumed in an argument. Also spelled "premise", and also used to refer to all statements that are offered in support of a conclusion, including those one considers or knows to be proved.

Note that it is not necessary that a premiss is believed to be true. See Assumptions.


See also: Argument, Assumptions, Logic




 Original: Aug 21, 2004                                                Last edited: 12 December 2011.   Top