a priori

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: apriori

English[edit]

Wikipedia-logo.png
 a priori on Wikipedia

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

First attested in 1610, from Latin a priori(former), literally from the former.

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. (logic) Based on hypothesis rather than experiment.
    In his opening argument, the student mentioned nothing beyond his a priori knowledge.
  2. Self-evident, intuitively obvious.
  3. Presumed without analysis.
    • 1996, Jeet Heer, Gravitas, Autumn 1996
      While the great critics drew their authority from the breadth of their reading, New Criterion critics often base their authority on an a priori rejection of the contemporary.
  4. (linguistics, of a constructed language) Developed entirely from scratch, without deriving it from existing languages.[1]
    • 2012 November 1, Wright, Laura, “UT Language Creation Society invites students to learn origins of newer languages”, in The Daily Texan[1]:
      Conlangers can also create a priori languages, which have no basis in existing languages. You might be familiar with more a priori conlangs than you think: The Klingon language from the television series “Star Trek,” the Na’vi language from the movie “Avatar,” and the Dothraki language from the television series “Game of Thrones” are all examples of a priori languages.

Antonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Translations[edit]

Adverb[edit]

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

  1. (logic) In a way based on theoretical deduction rather than empirical observation

Translations[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

a priori m, f ‎(invariable)

  1. intuitively known, a priori

German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

a priori ‎(not comparable)

  1. a priori

Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a priori

  1. a priori

External links[edit]


Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Adjective[edit]

a priori ‎(invariable)

  1. a priori

Adverb[edit]

a priori

  1. a priori

Antonyms[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Adverb[edit]

a priori (comparative mais a priori superlative o mais a priori)

  1. (logic) a priori (derived by logic)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia es

Adverb[edit]

a priori

  1. beforehand
  2. (logic) a priori