a posteriori

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin a posteriori (latter), literally “from the latter”.

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a posteriori (comparative more a posteriori, superlative most a posteriori)

  1. (logic) Involving deduction of theories from facts.
    • 1988, Woolhouse, R. S., The empiricists, Oxford University Press.
      What Locke calls "knowledge" they have called "a priori knowledge"; what he calls "opinion" or "belief" they have called "a posteriori" or "empirical knowledge".
  2. (linguistics, of a constructed language) Developed on a basis of languages which already exist.[1]

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  • (involving deduction of theories from facts): empirical

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a posteriori (comparative more a posteriori, superlative most a posteriori)

  1. (logic) In a manner that deduces theories from facts.
    • 1991, New Scientist
      FALLACIES of the modern worldview have to do with the conception of the world as substance or machinery, mistaking abstractions for reality, confusing origins and truth, failing to attribute feeling to things that feel, recognising ethics as exclusively anthropocentric, thinking a posteriori, objectifying facts as separated from values, reducing the complex to the simple and dividing knowledge into distinct disciplines that produce experts who are often wrong.

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  1. ^ Donald J. Harlow, How to Build a Language

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin a posteriori.

Adjective[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori

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Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia it

Adjective[edit]

a posteriori (invariable)

  1. a posteriori

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori

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Latin[edit]

Prepositional phrase[edit]

ā posteriōrī

  1. From the following, from those things that follow, from those things that are later.

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. at a later stage
  2. (logic) a posteriori