Definition of Goclenian in US English:

Goclenian

adjective

Logic
historical
  • In the traditional logic of categorical propositions: designating a variety of sorites in which the conclusion is formed of the subject of the last proposition and the predicate of the first. Contrasted with "Aristotelian sorites".

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in John Richardson (1797–1852), author. From the name of Rudolf Goclenius, German philosopher + -an.

Pronunciation

Goclenian

/ɡə(ʊ)ˈkliːnɪən/