a posteriori

a posteriori


  1. from particular instances to a general principle or law; based upon actual observation or upon experimental data: an a posteriori argument that derives the theory from the evidence.Compare a priori(def 1).
  2. not existing in the mind prior to or independent of experience.Compare a priori(def 2).

adjective logic

  1. relating to or involving inductive reasoning from particular facts or effects to a general principle
  2. derived from or requiring evidence for its validation or support; empirical; open to revision
  3. statistics See posterior probability

Latin, literally “from what comes after” (see posterior).

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