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The term functioning as predicate of the conclusion is called the major term, and
the one functioning as subject of the conclusion is called the minor term of the
syllogism. The premise containing the major term, conventionally stated first, ...
Hilbert's proposal called for proving consistency by a new method, based directly
on the meaning of consistency as freedom from ... Hilbert would thus make the
proofs of the formal theory the object of an intuitive theory, called proof theory, ...
If the energy is sufficient, a bound electron may become a free electron, and the
atom is said to be ionized; the minimum, or threshold, energy required to free an
electron is called the ionization energy. Inelastic collisions may also occur with ...
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