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ˌeɪ praɪˈɔr aɪ, -ˈoʊr aɪ, ˌeɪ priˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i, ˌɑ priˈɔr i, -ˈoʊr i

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  1. a priori(adj)

    involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact

    "an a priori judgment"

    empirical, a posteriori, empiric

  2. a priori(adverb)

    based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment

    empiric, a posteriori, empirical

  3. a priori(adverb)

    derived by logic, without observed facts

    empiric, empirical, a posteriori


  1. a priori(adjective)

    a posteriori

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. a priori

    Intuitive truths are those which are in the mind independently of all experience, not being derived from experience nor limited by it, as that the whole is greater than a part, or that things which are equal to the same thing are equal to one another. All intuitive truths or beliefs are transcendental. But transcendental is a wider term than intuitive, including all within the limits of thought that is not derived from experience, as the ideas of space and time. "Being is transcendental.... As being can not be included under any genus, but transcends them all, so the properties or affections of being have also been called transcendental." Krauth-Fleming "Vocabulary of Philosophy." p. 530. "Transcendent he [Kant] employed to denote what is wholly beyond experience, being neither given as an a posteriori nor a priori element of cognition — what therefore transcends every category of thought." Krauth-Fleming "Vocabulary of Philosophy." p. 531. Transcendental has been applied in the language of the Emersonian school to the soul's supposed intuitive knowledge of things divine and human, so far as they are capable of being known to man. Compare MYSTERIOUS.

    intuitive, original, primordial, transcendent, transcendental

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  1. apriori

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  1. Lionel Trilling:

    Educating a son I should allow him no fairy tales and only a very few novels. This is to prevent him from having 1. the sense of romantic solitude (if he is worth anything he will develop a proper and useful solitude) which identification with the hero gives. 2. cant ideas of right and wrong, absurd systems of honor and morality which never will he be able completely to get rid of, 3. the attainment of ideals, of a priori desires, of a priori emotions. He should amuse himself with fact only: he will then not learn that if the weak younger son do or do not the magical honorable thing he will win the princess with hair like flax.

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  • εκ των προτέρων, συμπερασματικός, επαγωγικόςGreek
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  • z góryPolish
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  • предположи́тельный, зара́нее, незави́симо от о́пыта, доо́пытный, априо́ри, априо́рный, до о́пытаRussian
  • önselTurkish

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