a priori assumption

a priori assumption

(ah pree ory) n. from Latin, an assumption that is true without further proof or need to prove it. It is assumed the sun will come up tomorrow. However, it has a negative side: an a priori assumption made without question on the basis that no analysis or study is necessary, can be mental laziness when the reality is not so certain.

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One also notes that the author is burdened with a priori assumptions, often undermined by her own findings (or those of others).