a priori

See also: apriori

EnglishEdit

 a priori on Wikipedia

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EtymologyEdit

First attested in 1610, from Latin ā priōrī (literally from the former).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (anglicized) /ˌeɪ pɹaɪˈɔːɹaɪ/, (Latinist) /ˌɑː pɹiˈɔːɹi/
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AdjectiveEdit

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.

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

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

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ReferencesEdit

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

FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin a priori (literally from the former).

AdjectiveEdit

a priori (invariable)

  1. intuitively known, a priori

AdverbEdit

a priori

  1. (informal) at first glance

NounEdit

a priori m (plural a prioris)

  1. a preconceived idea

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin a priori (literally from the former).

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a priori (not comparable)

  1. a priori

DeclensionEdit

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a priori

  1. a priori

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin a priori (literally from the former).

AdjectiveEdit

a priori (invariable)

  1. a priori

AdverbEdit

a priori

  1. a priori

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

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

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a priori

  1. (logic) a priori; based on hypothesis rather than experiment.
    viten a priori
    a priori knowledge
  2. self-evident, intuitively obvious.
  3. presumed without analysis.
    a priori kunne man vente at...
    a priori one could expect that...

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin a priori (literally from the former).

AdverbEdit

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

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

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SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin a priori (literally from the former).

AdverbEdit

a priori

  1. beforehand
  2. (logic, philosophy) a priori

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