Galenian figure

noun

Definition of Galenian figure

: the fourth syllogistic figure in logic

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History and Etymology for Galenian figure

so called from the fact that it was reputedly added by Galen to the three figures formulated by Aristotle †322 b.c. Greek philosopher

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“Galenian figure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galenian%20figure. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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