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A priori

A` pri`o´ri
1.(Logic) Characterizing that kind of reasoning which deduces consequences from definitions formed, or principles assumed, or which infers effects from causes previously known; deductive or deductively. The reverse of a posteriori.
3.(Philos.) Applied to knowledge and conceptions assumed, or presupposed, as prior to experience, in order to make experience rational or possible.
Adj.1.a priori - involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact; "an a priori judgment"
Antonyms:
a posteriori - involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes; "a posteriori demonstration"
2.a priori - based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment
Adv.1.a priori - derived by logic, without observed facts
Antonyms:
a posteriori - derived from observed facts
a posteriori
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