a posteriori

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Medieval Latin ā posteriōrī (involving reasoning from effect to cause, from experience to theory, literally from what follows). Popularized from the 19th century in reference to the work of Immanuel Kant.

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

  1. (logic) Involving induction 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 induction 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

Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ā posteriōrī (from what follows; from what [ must ] follow)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔaː pɔstɛrɪʲɔːrɪ/, /ˈʔapɔstɛrɪʲɔːrɪ/, /ʔaː pɔstɛrɪʲɔːriː/

Adjective[edit]

a posteriori (invariable)

  1. a posteriori

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori
    Synonyms: dodatečně, zpětně, ex post
    Antonym: a priori

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Italian a posteriori.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a pɔs.tə.ʁjɔ.ʁi/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

a posteriori (invariable)

  1. a posteriori
    Antonym: a priori

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori, in the aftermath
    Antonym: a priori

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ā posteriōrī (from what follows; from what [ must ] follow)

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

a posteriori (indeclinable)

  1. a posteriori
    Antonyms: a priori, ex ante

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a posteriori

  1. a posteriori

Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin ā posteriōrī (from what follows).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a po.steˈrjɔ.ri/
  • Hyphenation: a‧po‧ste‧riò‧ri

Adjective[edit]

a posteriori (invariable)

  1. a posteriori
    Antonym: a priori

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. a posteriori
    Antonym: a priori

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “from the following, from those things that follow, from those things that are later”. Introduced as a technical phrase by Scholastic philosophers, notably Albertus Magnus (13th century).

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ā posteriōrī (not comparable)

  1. (Medieval Latin) In a manner involving reasoning from effect to cause.
  2. (New Latin) In a manner involving induction from experience, a posteriori.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: a posteriori
  • Norwegian Bokmål: a posteriori

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ā posteriōrī (from what follows; from what [ must ] follow), first part from Latin ā (from, away from, out of), alternative form of ab (from, away from, out of, down from) by apocope (not used before a vowel or h), from Proto-Italic *ab, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂epó (off, away). Last part from Latin posteriōrī, dative singular of posterior (after, next), comparative degree of posterus (next, after), from post (behind, after), from earlier poste, from Proto-Italic *posti, from Proto-Indo-European *pósti, from *pós (afterwards; by, at).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.pɔstəriˈoːrɪ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːrɪ
  • Hyphenation: a‧pos‧te‧ri‧o‧ri

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

  1. (logic, philosophy) a posteriori, involving deduction of theories from facts.
    • 2009 August 4, Adresseavisen, page 32:
      at 2+2 er 4 som er a priori viten og at vi har sanseerfaring som er a posteriori viten er ikke et bevis for at Jesus ikke eksisterer
      that 2 + 2 is 4 which is a priori knowledge and that we have sensory experience which is a posteriori knowledge is not a proof that Jesus does not exist
    viten a posteriori
    a posteriori knowledge; knowledge based on experience

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin ā posteriōrī.

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a posteriori (not comparable)

  1. (literary, logic, philosophy) a posteriori
    Antonyms: a priori, aprioryczny, apriorystyczny

Adverb[edit]

a posteriori (not comparable)

  1. (literary, logic, philosophy) a posteriori
    Antonyms: a priori, apriorycznie

Derived terms[edit]

adjective
noun

Related terms[edit]

adverb

Further reading[edit]

  • a posteriori in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • a posteriori in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Spanish[edit]

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Adverb[edit]

a posteriori

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

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