# modus

## English translation: Mood that affirms & Mood that denies

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 Latin term or phrase: modus ponens & modus tallens English translation: Mood that affirms & Mood that denies Entered by:

 00:48 Jan 29, 2002
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
/ Mathematic Laws
 Latin term or phrase: modus There are two mathmatical laws I'm interested in, "Modus Tallens" and "Modus Ponens" if you could I'd like the translation for all three words. Thank you.
 Enrico Palotzo
 Mood that affirms and Mood that denies Explanation:These are Latin terms. MP: Mood that affirms Logic: the principle that whenever a conditional statement & its antecedent are given to be true, its consequent may be validly inferred. MT: Mood that denies Logic: the preinciple that whenever a conditional statement and the negation of its consequent are given to be true, the negation of its antecedent may be validly inferred. MP: Example: If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium. It's Tuesday, so this must be Belgium. MT: Example: If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium. This isn't Belgium so it's not Tuesday.
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Mood that affirms and Mood that denies

Explanation:
These are Latin terms.

MP: Mood that affirms
Logic: the principle that whenever a conditional statement & its antecedent are given to be true, its consequent may be validly inferred.

MT: Mood that denies
Logic: the preinciple that whenever a conditional statement and the negation of its consequent are given to be true, the negation of its antecedent may be validly inferred.

MP: Example: If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium. It's Tuesday, so this must be Belgium.

MT: Example: If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium. This isn't Belgium so it's not Tuesday.

Collins English Dictionary. I used to teach maths.
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