a posteriori


a pos·te·ri·o·ri

adjective \ˌä-(ˌ)pō-ˌstir-ē-ˈr-ē, -ˌster-; ˌā-(ˌ)pä-ˌstir-ē-ˈr-ˌī, -(ˌ)pō-, -ˈr-ē\

: relating to what can be known by observation rather than through an understanding of how certain things work

Full Definition of A POSTERIORI

1
:  inductive
2
:  relating to or derived by reasoning from observed facts — compare a priori
a posteriori adverb

Origin of A POSTERIORI

Latin, literally, from the latter
First Known Use: 1588

Other Logic Terms

connotation, corollary, inference, mutually exclusive, paradox, postulate, syllogism

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