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A Priori

[Latin, From the cause to the effect.]

This phrase refers to a type of reasoning that examines given general principles to discover what particular facts or real-life observations can be derived from them. Another name for this method is deductive reasoning.

a priori

adverb accordingly, as a consequence, as a reeult of, as is, because of this, by reason of, consequently, deductively, derivatively, doubtlessly, ergo, ex connesso, for that reason, for this reason, for which reason, from a general law to a particular instance, from cause to effect, from that cause, from this cause, in consequence, inferentially, on account of this, on that account, on that ground, proceeding from antecedent to consequent, thusly, to that end
See also: analytical, axiomatic, discursive
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(4) This difference between necessity as an ontological concept and apriority as an epistemological concept was supported by Saul Kripke (1980: 34-39).
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SPACE-AGE: Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King being built in 1965 with Liverpool Cathedral in the background; NEW VIEW: The 1964 skyline of Liverpool from the Mersey waterfront, courtesy of the emerging cathedral (see pictures below); BIG EVENT: The grand opening of the cathedral in 1967; RAISE THE ROOF: The architect Frederick Gibberd said function was apriority when it came to construction (right); Cardinal John Heenan (far right)
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This apriority is predicated on the assumption that chemical degradation (represented by the CH loss) can be entirely attributed to a homogeneous and uniform ablation process, i.e., a uniform thickness loss from the film surface.