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a priori - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'a priori' (Webster Dictionary)

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

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

1 . a priori [ a]
Meaning (1):
- involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
Example in sentence:
  • an a priori judgment

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