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a priori
Reasoning from general propositions to particular conclusions.
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Word Entries at Word Info: “a priori
a priori (adjective), more a priori, most a priori
1. A reference to going from a general principle or conception to a particular effect or result.
2. Pertaining to something that happens in advance without previous investigation or experience.
2. Relating to something that is considered to be possible, but without an examination, analysis, or proof.
3. Etymology: from Medieval Latin, "from something that comes before or first"; Latin a-, ab-, "from, away from" + prior, "former".
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