"a priori" Definition

  1. 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.
  2. Applied to knowledge and conceptions assumed, or presupposed, as prior to experience, in order to make experience rational or possible.

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Position in dictionary: 166 of 111710 words.
Word Type: , ,
Words that start with "a priori": 1
Words that end with "a priori": 1
Words that contain "a priori": 1
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English Dictionary Definition of a priori

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