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Definition of the adjective a priori

What does a priori mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
  2. based on hypothesis or theory rather than experiment

Alternative definition of the adjective a priori


  1. [legal, Latinate] Known ahead of time.
  2. [logic] Based on hypothesis rather than experiment.
  3. Self-evident, intuitively obvious
  4. Presumed without analysis
  5. [context: linguistics, of a constructed language] Developed entirely from scratch, without deriving it from existing languages.

Definition of the adverb a priori

What does a priori mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. derived by logic, without observed facts


A Priori is a musical group.


  1. "A Priori" is a musical single of Ruede Hagelstein & The Noblettes.
    • released on
  2. "A priori" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  3. "A priori" is a musical album of Jozef van Wissem.
    • released in (7 years ago)


A priori: An a priori language is any constructed language whose vocabulary is not based on existing languages, unlike a posteriori constructed languages. Examples of a priori languages include aUI, Ro, Solresol, Mirad, Klingon, Ithkuil, Na'vi, and High Valyrian. By contrast, a posteriori languages are ones whose vocabulary is based on existing languages, either as a variation of one language or as a mixture of various languages.

  • also known as 先創語言與非先創語言

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Husserl's Philosophy (2007)

by John J. Drummond

The a priori bound to the empirical has not tested its general insight by eidetic variation. This kind of generality with its presumptive necessity is not the same as the pure a priori necessity that extends to all possible objects of a species, genus, ...

Google previewDictionary of philosophical terms (1997)

by Elmar Waibl

H a priori a posteriori argument ' Argument a posteriori n (lan‚ log) —) argument a posteriori a posteriori judg(e) ment ...

Google previewInstant encyclopaedia of geography (1993)

by Shatrughna P. Sinha

A model is thus an a priori analytic construct which is applied to reality, whereas a theory is a construct which grows out of...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

a priori knowledge Epistemology Knowledge that is believed to be universally certain and necessarily true. It is known and justified independently of experiential evidence. A priori knowledge is in contrast to empirical or a posteriori knowledge.

Google previewThe Merleau-Ponty Dictionary (2013)

by Donald A. Landes

The Latin term a priori describes propositions or facts whose truth can be known “ prior to experience,” as opposed to a posteriori knowledge, or knowledge “from experience.” The terms are particularly important in Kant's critique of metaphysics ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Continental Philosophy (2006)

by John Protevi

SYNTHETIC A PRIORI JUDGEMENT At the same time, this mark of humanity is specified according to linguistic groups: any existing language determines a symbolic order particular to a certain community. At the level of the symbolic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Psychology (2009)

by Andrew M. Colman

a priori adj. adv. Of, relating to, or denoting ' propositions (1), arguments, or 'concepts that proceed from theoretical deduction rath— er ...

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In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory. (Robert Delaunay)
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