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A POSTERIORI

 Dictionary entry overview: What does a posteriori mean? 

A POSTERIORI (adjective)
  The adjective A POSTERIORI has 2 senses:

1. involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes
2. requiring evidence for validation or support

  Familiarity information: A POSTERIORI used as an adjective is rare.


A POSTERIORI (adverb)
  The adverb A POSTERIORI has 1 sense:

1. derived from observed facts

  Familiarity information: A POSTERIORI used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


A POSTERIORI (adjective)


Sense 1a posteriori [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes

Context example:

a posteriori demonstration

Also:

synthetic; synthetical (of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts)

inductive (of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion)

Antonym:

a priori (involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact)


Sense 2a posteriori [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Requiring evidence for validation or support

Similar:

empiric; empirical (derived from experiment and observation rather than theory)


A POSTERIORI (adverb)


Sense 1a posteriori [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Derived from observed facts

Antonym:

a priori (derived by logic, without observed facts)


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