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Definition 1: involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where a posteriori or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a posteriori demonstration

(means also ...) of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts

"`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"

(means also ...) of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion

"inductive reasoning"

Definition 2: derived from observed facts - [adverb denoting all]

Definition 3: requiring evidence for validation or support - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(a posteriori is similar to ...) derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

"an empirical basis for an ethical theory" "empirical laws" "empirical data" "an empirical treatment of a disease about which little is known"

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