noun apri·o·rism

Definition of apriorism



  1. 1 :  belief in a priori principles or reasoning; specifically :  the doctrine that knowledge rests upon principles that are self-evident to reason or are presupposed by experience in general

  2. 2a :  an a priori principle :  assumption b :  an example of a priori reasoning c :  a statement that makes evident a belief in a priori principles

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Origin and Etymology of apriorism

probably translation of Dutch apriorisme

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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