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In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
Robert Delaunay

Meaning of "a priori" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD A PRIORI

From Latin, literally: from the previous (that is, from cause to effect).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF A PRIORI

a priori  [eɪ praɪˈɔːraɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A PRIORI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
A priori is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES A PRIORI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A priori

A priori may refer to: ▪ A priori knowledge, that is justified by arguments of a certain kind ▪ A priori, a type of constructed language ▪ A priori estimate, an estimate for the size of a solution of a differential equation ▪ A priori probability, that derived by deductive reasoning ▪ Apriori algorithm, an algorithm for learning association rules...

Definition of a priori in the English dictionary

The definition of a priori in the dictionary is relating to or involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to the expected facts or effects. Other definition of a priori is known to be true independently of or in advance of experience of the subject matter; requiring no evidence for its validation or support.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH A PRIORI


brontosauri
ˌbrɒntəˈsɔːraɪ
Centauri
sɛnˈtɔːraɪ
cry
kraɪ
dry
draɪ
fry
fraɪ
ichthyosauri
ˌɪkθɪəˈsɔːraɪ
Madurai
ˈmædjʊˌraɪ
mosasauri
ˌməʊsəˈsɔːraɪ
pry
praɪ
pylori
paɪˈlɔːraɪ
rai
raɪ
retry
riːˈtraɪ
rye
raɪ
samurai
ˈsæmʊˌraɪ
sori
ˈsɔːraɪ
Tauri
ˈtɔːraɪ
thesauri
θɪˈsɔːraɪ
tori
ˈtɔːraɪ
try
traɪ
uredosori
jʊˌriːdəʊˈsɔːraɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A PRIORI

a nail in one´s coffin
a name to conjure with
A number 1
a piece of crumpet
a piece of goods
a pig in a poke
a pop
a posteriori
a pox on someone
a pressurized environment
a pretty penny
A road
a run for one´s money
A series
A shares
a shingle short
a shot across someone´s bows
a shoulder to cry on
a sight
a sight for sore eyes

WORDS THAT END LIKE A PRIORI

a fortiori
a posteriori
Cori
gori
hori
koori
memento mori
millefiori
Montessori
Moriori
nori
poori
Pori
Ruwenzori
satori
signiori
signori
tandoori
yakitori
zori

Synonyms and antonyms of a priori in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «A PRIORI»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «a priori» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of a priori

Translation of «a priori» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A PRIORI

Find out the translation of a priori to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a priori from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a priori» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

先验
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a priori
570 millions of speakers

English

a priori
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक प्राथमिकताओं
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

بداهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

априори
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a priori
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অবরোহী
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

a priori
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

A priori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

a priori
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

先験的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사전
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

A priori
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tiên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு முன்னோடி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक प्राथमिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Önsel
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a priori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

priori
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

апріорі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a priori
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

a priori
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

a priori
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

a priori
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

a priori
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a priori

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A PRIORI»

The term «a priori» is very widely used and occupies the 20.385 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A PRIORI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a priori

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4 QUOTES WITH «A PRIORI»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a priori.
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Robert Delaunay
In this movement of colors I find the essence, which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
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Carl Friedrich Gauss
We must admit with humility that, while number is purely a product of our minds, space has a reality outside our minds, so that we cannot completely prescribe its properties a priori.
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Saul Kripke
Any necessary truth, whether a priori or a posteriori, could not have turned out otherwise.
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Gottfried Leibniz
I hold that the mark of a genuine idea is that its possibility can be proved, either a priori by conceiving its cause or reason, or a posteriori when experience teaches us that it is in fact in nature.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A PRIORI»

Discover the use of a priori in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a priori and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Essays on the A Priori
These newly commissioned essays, by a distinguished, international group of philosophers, is likely to have a substantial influence on later work in this area.
Paul Boghossian, Christopher Peacocke, 2000
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In Defense of Pure Reason: A Rationalist Account of A Priori ...
A comprehensive defence of the rationalist view that insight independent of experience is a genuine basis for knowledge.
Laurence BonJour, 1998
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The A Priori in Philosophy
For centuries philosophers have attached much importance to a priori knowledge, but recent work in epistemology and experimental philosophy has questioned this.
Albert Casullo, Joshua C. Thurow, 2013
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A Priori Knowledge
Including an introduction by the editor and an extensive bibliography, this book provides philosophers and students with an in-depth look at contemporary investigations into the nature of a priori knowledge.
Paul K. Moser, 1987
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What Place for the A Priori?
This book deals with questions about the nature of a priori knowledge and its relation to empirical knowledge.
Michael Shaffer, Michael L. Veber, 2013
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A Priori Knowledge: Toward a Phenomenological Explanation
The book sets out to analyze the notion of a priori justification and of a priori knowledge.
Tommaso Piazza, 2006
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A Priori Justification
By freeing the a priori from traditional assumptions about the nature of knowledge and justification, he offers a novel approach to resolving these issues which assigns a prominent role to empirical evidence.
Albert Casullo Professor of Philosophy University of Nebraska at Lincoln, 2003
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Ethics and the A Priori: Selected Essays on Moral Psychology ...
This long awaited collection comprises some of the most influential of Smith's essays.
Michael Smith, 2004
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Essays on A Priori Knowledge and Justification: Essays
Provides an important historical record of the development of investigations into the a priori during a critical period in which it emerged from being a rather arcane topic in the epistemological literature to occupying a central role.
Albert Casullo, 2012
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The Notion of the A Priori
Originally published in 1966, this pivotal work of Mikel Dufrenne revises Kant’s notion of a priori, a concept previously given insufficient attention by philosophers, to realize a rich understanding that finally does justice to one of ...
Mikel Dufrenne, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A PRIORI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a priori is used in the context of the following news items.
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Our Greek referendum offers catastrophe or absolute catastrophe …
Tsipras has not revealed his intentions and does not appear willing to play ball with Greece's creditors, renouncing a priori that the European ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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A hilarious Monty Python sketch helps explain why Greece is in a …
"Hegel is arguing that the reality is merely an a priori adjunct of non-naturalistic ethics. Kant via the categorical imperative is holding that ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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On race and unity – Umar Zulk
Prior to reading this, some of you have probably (and I am not declaring this to be a universal truth) come to the a priori assumption that I am ... «The Malaysian Insider, Jul 15»
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The Functionality Assessment Flowchart (FAF): a new simple and …
In the present study, we decided a priori to use the functional well being scale (FWB) (range: 0–28), the fatigue subscale (FS) (range: 0–52) and ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
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Primary care characteristics and stage of cancer at diagnosis using …
We had no a priori knowledge of this causal pathway and using the conceptual model decided not to mutually adjust for characteristics or ... «BMC Blogs Network, Jul 15»
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Novel Score Predicts Recurrence of Liver Cancer
Speaking to Medscape Medical News, Dr Dienstmann explained that it may be possible to a priori "define a population based on liver profiling, ... «Medscape, Jul 15»
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Antidepressants Worsen Rapid Cycling in Bipolar Depression
... and despite concurrent mood stabilizer treatment, a priori analysis of rapid cycling status predicted more depressive episode criteria in those ... «Mad In America, Jul 15»
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Dollar in the driver's seat as focus turns to the eco data
A priori, one would assume that uncertainty on Greece is intrinsically negative for the euro. However, recent price action shows that risk-off ... «FXStreet, Jul 15»
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Guidelines for private agents in transactions subject to merger …
Therefore, clauses that result in the early integration of the parties' activities are considered a priori illicit, including: previous non-competition ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
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The Confederate battleflag comes in waves, with a history that is still …
This directly cuts across North American definitions of the flag as an a priori Afrophobic symbol. Civil war re-enactments are popular all over the ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. A priori [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-priori>. May 2019 ».
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