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Definition 1: involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact - [adjective denoting all]

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

  • an a priori judgment

(means also ...) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"

(means also ...) involving inferences from general principles

Definition 2: derived by logic, without observed facts - [adverb denoting all]

Definition 3: based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(a priori is similar to ...) concerned primarily with theories or hypotheses rather than practical considerations

"theoretical science"

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