a posteriori

Definitions of a posteriori

adj involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes

a posteriori demonstration”
synthetic, synthetical
of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
a priori
involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
analytic, analytical
of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
involving inferences from general principles
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adj requiring evidence for validation or support

empiric, empirical
derived from experiment and observation rather than theory

adv derived from observed facts

a priori
derived by logic, without observed facts

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