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a Priori

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(1):

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

(2):

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.


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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'a Priori'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/web/a/a-priori.html. 1828.

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