"a posteriori" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term a posteriori mean?

"A posteriori" is a Latin term that translates to "from the later" or "from what comes after." It is used to describe knowledge or reasoning that is based on empirical evidence, observations, or experiences.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "a posteriori":
  • The scientist conducted extensive experiments and collected data to support her a posteriori conclusion.
  • His belief in the existence of aliens was not based on a posteriori evidence but rather on personal anecdotes and unverified stories.
  • The philosopher argued that our understanding of the external world is primarily derived a posteriori through sensory perception.
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