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a posteriori - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'a posteriori' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . A posteriori
- Characterizing that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of facts, or by generalizations from facts arrives at principles and definitions, or infers causes from effects. This is the reverse of a priori reasoning.
- Applied to knowledge which is based upon or derived from facts through induction or experiment; inductive or empirical.

Meaning of 'a posteriori' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . a posteriori [ a]
Meaning (1):
- involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes
Example in sentence:
  • a posteriori demonstration

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