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In logic, a stated reason for believing the conclusion of an argument. In some contexts it refers to a statement or proposition (1) that is assumed to be true for the purpose of drawing a conclusion in an argument. Also spelt premiss, especially in formal logic. See also monotonicity, non-monotonic reasoning, syllogism. [From Latin praemissa sent on before, from prae before + mittere, missum to send, meaning a statement to set before a conclusion]

Subjects: Psychology.


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