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A categorical syllogism is a logical argument which is structured as follows:

$(1): \quad$ It has exactly two premises and one conclusion.

The first premise is usually referred to as the major premise.
The second premise is usually referred to as the minor premise.

$(2): \quad$ It concerns exactly three terms, which are usually denoted:

 $\displaystyle P:$ the primary term $\displaystyle M:$ the middle term $\displaystyle S:$ the secondary term

$(3): \quad$ Each of the premises and conclusion is a categorical statement.