/ Latin (ˈməʊdəs ˈpəʊˌnɛnz) /
logic the principle that whenever a conditional statement and its antecedent are given to be true its consequent may be validly inferred, as in if it's Tuesday this must be Belgium and it's Tuesday so this must be Belgium
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Word Origin for modus ponens
literally: mood that affirms
Words nearby modus ponens
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