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a pri·o·ri

 (ä′ prē-ôr′ē, ā′ prī-ôr′ī)
adj.
1. Proceeding from a known or assumed cause to a necessarily related effect; deductive.
2.
a. Derived by or designating the process of reasoning without reference to particular facts or experience.
b. Knowable without appeal to particular experience.
3. Made before or without examination; not supported by factual study.

[Medieval Latin ā priōrī : Latin ā, from + Latin priōrī, ablative of prior, former.]

a′ pri·o′ri adv.
a′ pri·or′i·ty (-ôr′ĭ-tē, -ŏr′-) n.

a priori

(eɪ praɪˈɔːraɪ; ɑː prɪˈɔːrɪ)
adj
1. (Logic) logic relating to or involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to the expected facts or effects
2. (Logic) logic known to be true independently of or in advance of experience of the subject matter; requiring no evidence for its validation or support
3. (Statistics) statistics See prior probability, mathematical probability
[C18: from Latin, literally: from the previous (that is, from cause to effect)]
apriority n

a pri•o•ri

(ˌeɪ praɪˈɔr aɪ, -ˈoʊr aɪ, ˌeɪ priˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i, ˌɑ priˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i)
adj.
1. from a general law to a particular instance; valid independently of observation. Compare a posteriori (def. 1).
2. existing in the mind independent of experience.
3. conceived beforehand.
[1645–55; < Latin: literally, from the one before. See a-4, prior1]
a•pri•or•i•ty (-ˈɔr ɪ ti -ˈɒr-) n.

a priori

A Latin phrase meaning from the previous, used to mean deduced or known to be true.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.a priori - involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact; "an a priori judgment"
analytical, analytic - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
deductive - involving inferences from general principles
a posteriori - involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes; "a posteriori demonstration"
2.a priori - based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment
theoretic, theoretical - concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations; "theoretical science"
Adv.1.a priori - derived by logic, without observed facts
a posteriori - derived from observed facts

a priori

adjective deduced, deductive, inferential There is no a priori hypothesis to work with.
adverb theoretically, in theory One assumes, a priori, that a parent would be better at dealing with problems.
Translations
a priori
אפריורי
a priori
z góry
a priori
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a priori

[eɪpraɪˈɔːraɪ]
A. ADVa priori
B. ADJapriorístico

a priori

adva priori
adjapriorisch

a priori

[ɑːprɪˈɔːrɪ] adj (frm) (argument) → a priori; (judgment, statement) → aprioristico/a
an a priori decision → una decisione presa a priori
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