"a priori" (Latin)

What does the Latin term a priori mean?

"A priori" is a Latin term that translates to "from the earlier" or "from what comes before." It is used to describe knowledge or reasoning that is based on deductive reasoning, general principles, or priori assumptions rather than on empirical evidence or specific observations.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "a priori":
  • Before conducting the experiment, the scientist made some a priori assumptions about the behavior of the chemicals involved.
  • His conclusion was reached a priori based on his understanding of the fundamental principles of mathematics.
  • The judge dismissed the claim a priori as it lacked supporting evidence or any logical foundation.
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