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Definition of A posteriori

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from effect to cause, inductive, based upon reasoning from observed facts
A posteriori Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
From what comes after. Inductive reasoning based on observation, as opposed to deductive, or a priori
Glossary of Kant's Technical Terms
a way of gaining knowledge by appealing to some particular experience(s). This method is used to establish empirical and hypothetical truths. (Cf. a priori.)
A posteriori Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Characterizing that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of facts, or by generalizations from facts arrives at principles and definitions, or infers causes from effects. This is the reverse of a priori reasoning.

  
Applied to knowledge which is based upon or derived from facts through induction or experiment; inductive or empirical.

  
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a posteriori
\a` pos*te`ri*o"ri\ (&?;). [l. a (ab) + posterior latter.]
1. (logic) characterizing that kind of reasoning which derives propositions from the observation of facts, or by generalizations from facts arrives at principles and definitions, or infers causes from effects. this is the reverse of a priori reasoning.
2. (philos.) applied to knowledge which is based upon or derived from facts through induction or experiment; inductive or empirical. [

WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principals or from effects to causes; "a posteriori demonstration"
(antonym) a priori
(see-also) inductive
2. requiring evidence for validation or support
(similar) empirical, empiric

Adverb
1. derived from observed facts
(antonym) a priori
A posteriori Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
an approach where a theoretical framework is developed from the investigation/ research (after it has been conducted).
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A posteriori Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A Posteriori is a 2006 music album created by the musical project Enigma. It is Enigma's sixth album. In December 2006, the album was nominated in the Best New Age Album category in the 2007 Grammy Awards.

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The Latin phrases a priori ( "from the earlier") and a posteriori ( "from the latter") are philosophical terms of art popularized by Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason (first published in 1781, second edition in 1787), one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. However, in their Latin forms they appear in Latin translations of Euclid's Elements, of about 300 , a work widely considered during the early European modern period as the model for precise thinking.

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Empirical evidence, data, or knowledge, also known as sense experience, is a collective term for the knowledge or source of knowledge acquired by means of the senses, particularly by observation and experimentation. The term comes from the Greek word for experience, ἐμπειρία (empeiría). After Immanuel Kant, it is common in philosophy to call the knowledge thus gained ''a posteriori'' knowledge. This is contrasted with a priori knowledge, the knowledge accessible from pure reason alone.

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A posteriori Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
Law Dictionary
Latin term that means "from the most recent point of view."Relates to knowledge gained through actual experience or observation, ratherthan through logical conclusions. Compare A priori.