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.

Related Terms:

a posteriori, assume, assumed, characterizing, concept, conception, consequence, deduce, deduct, deductive, deductively, definition, educt, eductive, everse, experience, fers, inition, possible, poster, posterior, presuppose, presupposed, previous, previously, prior, rational, reasoning, reverse, sequence

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